Cost of Living

Apr 29

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


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Apr 6

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


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Dec 24

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


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Dec 1

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


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Nov 20

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


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Nov 19

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


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Sep 9

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


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Sep 8

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


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May 8

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


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Feb 5

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


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Dec 30

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


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Nov 28

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


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Nov 26

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


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Nov 18

Guest post by Loren Days from CUAC explores the policies and practices of utility providers and the legal and operational


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Oct 30

Anne Martinelli outlines how the One Million Homes Alliance plan to roll out energy efficiency retrofits to low income households


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