Cost of Living

Jun 2

While progress is being made, more should be done to protect vulnerable people from onerous fines and infringements, writes Justice


Read More
Apr 29

Despite increasing average living standards in Australia, these benefits are not equally shared. People earning low incomes, especially those renting,


Read More

The 2016 Victorian Budget projects substantial surpluses over the next four years. This is driven by revenue rising faster than expenditure


Read More
Apr 6

A new VCOSS report, Making energy visible, explains how in-home display units can help people lower their energy costs, and


Read More
Dec 24

The cost of living for all Victorian households is set to increase in 2016 with the Victorian Council of Social


Read More
Dec 1

Today’s report released by the Productivity Commission: Housing Decisions of Older Australians shows the need for stronger security of tenure


Read More
Nov 20

A worrying 36 per cent increase in energy and water disconnections shows the need for reform of retailers’ response to


Read More
Nov 19

It is time to scrap the discriminatory system of penalty fares on public transport, says the Victorian Council of Social


Read More
Sep 9

Every year organisations across Australia participate in Anti-Poverty Week, which in 2015 will take place from 11-17 October. The week


Read More
Sep 8

Energy supply is a basic household need. People’s lighting, refrigeration, communications, cooking, heating and cooling facilities all rely on it.


Read More
May 8

With the federal government having axed the longstanding National Partnership Agreement on Concessions, VCOSS welcomes the state government’s decision to


Read More
Feb 5

Figures in the most recent volume of the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services show that cost is already causing


Read More
Dec 30

Cost-of-living increases will hit vulnerable Victorians hard in 2015.


Read More
Nov 28

Living costs always figure prominently in election debates and cover a wide range of issues from municipal rates to education


Read More
Nov 26

In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian Election we sat down with senior Ministers, Shadow Ministers and spokespeople from


Read More

Navigation