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Articles and analysis

VCOSS analysts regularly scrutinise unfolding social trends and new policy approaches, and discuss ways to create a fairer and more just society.

Nov 1

VicSRC is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria. We exist to empower all student voices to be valued


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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 22

Single mother families do it tough when it comes to school costs, writes Jenny Davidson, CEO of Council of Single


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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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Oct 12

Unemployment, under-employment and stagnant wages are often in the headlines. One solution that is regularly pitched for these issues is


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Oct 10

In June this year the Victorian Parliament passed Australia’s first ever treaty legislation, the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill


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Oct 8

There’s a perception that living in rural areas is cheaper than in cities, but the added cost of transport can


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Oct 5

In Victoria, over 40 per cent of people who have been in prison will commit another crime and be back


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Oct 4

With household debt at a record high, even slight interest rate rises can push family budgets to breaking point. Wages


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Sep 26

Victoria is home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world, and is also among the fastest-growing


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Sep 24

To live a good life, people need to be free from abuse in all its forms. Economic abuse is insidious


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Sep 21

An inclusive Victoria where people with disability have the same opportunities as other Victorians. This is the Victoria that VCOSS,


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Sep 10

How can we improve outcomes for kids – especially vulnerable children and young people – and their families?


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Sep 5

Provide free public transport for school aged children and young people from families facing disadvantage.


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Aug 15

Would you ask a doctor to flip a coin to see if you’ll get a check-up and appropriate treatment?


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