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

Jan 25

Ten years ago, Victorians lived through the worst heatwave and bushfires in Australia’s history. Tragically, 173 people lost their lives


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Jan 10

Affording a home doesn’t have to mean buying property; for many it means being able to pay rent.


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Jan 9

The sad reality is access to public transport in Victoria is haphazard.


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Jan 3

Extreme heat can present a serious health risk, especially to elderly people and those with medical conditions. With temperatures climbing


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Nov 23

Giving every Victorian child a high-quality education relies on designing inclusive, engaging and affordable schools. Inclusive schools embrace diversity and


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Nov 22

New, clean energy is non-negotiable if we’re going to prevent the worst of climate change and reduce power bills over


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


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Nov 21

VCOSS calls on all political parties to commit to investing in early childhood infrastructure.


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‘The Voices of Regional Victoria' compiles and distils the ‘burning social issues’ in the state’s regional areas.


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Nov 20

Community services...These jobs require a human touch, and cannot be automated.


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Nov 19

Natasha Brake, who works in disability advocacy, is vision impaired and has been trying to set up her NDIS plan.


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The Victorian Government is the Rocky Balboa of the toll fines Industry.


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Nov 18

Community services are continually frustrated by short-term funding contracts.


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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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Nov 16

Too many Victorians miss out on access to justice because they can’t find legal help.


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