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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 6

ABS data recently analysed by CHP shows that 1-in-4 renters in Victoria are low-income households (earning $640/week or less) who


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Oct 31

Strengthening support services for clients of child protection and youth justice By: Associate Professors Philip Mendes and Pamela Snow and


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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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Oct 29

Despite improvements made to public transport accessibility in recent years in Victoria, much more work is needed to ensure everyone


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Oct 28

The State Government has made the welcome announcement that it will direct more than $7 million towards youth diversion programs


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Oct 20

Major changes to our justice system are needed to improve access to justice for people living in rural and regional


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Oct 17

The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission’s recently released Natural Disaster Funding Draft Report argues that a greater focus on mitigation would


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Oct 16

Today, more than 300 people will phone the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV) with a complaint about their energy


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Oct 6

With Mental Health Week upon us, VCOSS is joining the community mental health sector in giving a voice to the


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Oct 3

Asylum seekers living in the community on bridging visas and in community detention are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation


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Oct 2

Enshrining the right to diversion for young people should be on the agenda for all parties in this Victorian election.


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Oct 1

The roll-out of the NDIS, cuts to government spending on social services and recommissioning were just some of the trends


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Sep 30

Help make social housing work by using the Community Housing Federation of Victoria's new advocacy resources kit and coming to


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Sep 26

Despite living in a wealthy country with a 21st century health system , in Victoria today the Aboriginal child mortality


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Sep 24

In the lead up to the Victorian State Election we will explore the platforms and policies that will shape our


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