Health and Wellbeing

Nov 22

Under-investment by successive Victorian governments has seen many people fall by the wayside.


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Nov 17

More than 40 per cent of Australia’s disadvantaged kids do not play organised sport.


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Oct 25

Community health services are the quiet achievers of Victoria’s health system. Under increasing pressure and desperate for more resources, they


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Oct 17

Home solar could get a huge kick-along in Victoria over the next few years. Under the ‘Solar Homes’ program, Labor


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May 30

The true value of a Neighbourhood House is counted in more than dollars.


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Oct 31

Revisit the moment that convinced Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins of the need for a safe injecting trial in North Richmond.


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May 3

Investment in mental health, drug and alcohol services and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the 2017 Victorian Budget will


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Aug 1

Poker machines do immeasurably more harm than good. They create and exacerbate the social disadvantage VCOSS members are then asked


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Jul 20

A new Victorian strategy for Aboriginal health and wellbeing will need to involve Aboriginal people in all aspects, from development


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May 5

  The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was established in 2014 with the objective of building the capacity


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May 3

A new report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Review of community recovery following the 2013–14 Victorian bushfires, finds


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Apr 29

VCOSS commends the 2016 Victorian Budget for its support for LGBTI community members, with the announcement of a new Pride


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Apr 28

  Summary Good health underpins everyone’s ability to live a good life. VCOSS is encouraged the 2016 Victorian Budget includes significant


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Apr 20

A community's ability to recover from a disaster reflects the strength of its underlying functioning. 'Resilience Strategies' from cities around


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Apr 13

In this blog, VCOSS summarises some of the key funding and policy initiatives announced in today’s package, responding to the


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