Justice and Human Rights

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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May 23

  The Victorian Government is reviewing the regulations that govern the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) fee structure. VCAT


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Apr 29

Many communities across the Latrobe Valley, and Morwell in particular, have suffered from severe social and health disadvantage for many


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VCOSS welcomes the 2016 Victorian Budget’s focus on diverting disadvantaged people away from the justice system and addressing the underlying


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Apr 20

The expansion of the Drug Court of Victoria to the Melbourne region will help reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for


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Feb 22

The State of Reconciliation in Australia report is a clarion call to rethink our nation’s approach to reconciliation after more


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Jan 18

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Dec 2

The new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report The health of Australia’s prisoners 2015 shows that prisoners in


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Nov 19

The current minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia is out of step with international law, and evidence about children’s


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Nov 6

“They arrested me, accused me of working for the Tamil Tigers and I could not escape. They continuously tortured me


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Aug 3

Tiffany Overall, Convenor of Smart Justice for Young People, writes on how trialling a justice reinvestment approach could help tackle


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Jun 24

The review of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights is a chance to strengthen the protection and promotion of human rights.


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May 8

VCOSS welcomes the focus in the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget on reducing recidivism and investing in health, education and rehabilitation


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Apr 8

It is time for Victoria to pursue a new approach to reducing crime in the community that addresses the reasons


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Mar 31

The VCOSS State Budget Submission 2015-16 Building a Victoria without poverty recommends the state government build on the success of


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