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Analysis

VCOSS experts regularly scrutinise new research, social trends and 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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Aug 12

“I’ll die if I go in there,” David thought. But his options were limited.


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Aug 8

Insights on welfare conditionality from an international perspective.


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Aug 7

Victorians with disability are at risk of being overlooked in the long-awaited push towards safeguards for renters.


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Jul 31

VCOSS highlights four key takeaways from the 2018 HILDA report—along with suggested solutions.


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Victoria's Charter of Human Rights was an first important step. But it’s now time for the next great stride.


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Jun 26

Overwhelming evidence means it's time for Victoria to follow suit.


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Jun 20

One of Victoria's most impoverished and marginalised groups is currently denied utility concessions.


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Jun 19

Relive key moments from the 2018 VCOSS Good Life Summit. [Videos]


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Jun 18

Most of us in Australia don’t read privacy policies. We should.


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Jun 14

Victoria’s top three political leaders have used the VCOSS Good Life Summit to expand on their vision for a fairer


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May 31

No to Violence takes us inside the court system and explains the work of those tasked with engaging with men affected


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May 30

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


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May 26

Revenue Transport Justice Cost of living Disability, older people and carers Community sector and social cohesion Children and families Housing


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May 10

The Partnership Practice Guide provides information, tools and resources to staff in the health, housing and community services sector and


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Apr 10

Is social enterprise investing the same as impact investing, and what are social impact bonds?


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