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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.

Jul 31

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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Helping social service organisations communicate and campaign.


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Mar 19

Self-determination is vital to improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing. The full potential of Aboriginal peoples can best be realised through


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Mar 15

The Victorian Government should match the per capita funding provided by the Commonwealth.


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Mar 7

VCOSS supports the call for young people in state care to be supported up until the age of 21.


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Feb 16

School has gone back for another year, but many students with disability are being left behind, without the support they


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Feb 12

For many Victorians, rental homes will be homes for life – places where we grow up, raise a family, work,


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Feb 8

Victoria is facing a growing dearth of disability and aged care workers. Waiving fees for entry level VET courses would help plug


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Jan 25

If anyone you know is likely to be at risk during hot weather, help them get the advice and support


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Dec 19

"Appallingly neglected": Victoria's Ombudsman sounds the alarm on the treatment of kinship carers.


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Dec 1

Young people are falling through gaps in support systems, couch surfing in widespread numbers, with little formal support or protection.


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Nov 28

Güler Altunbas' story of reclaiming her happiness after a lifetime of physical, emotional and sexual violence.


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Nov 13

Getting a car dealer to fix a dodgy vehicle they should never have sold is currently too hard in Victoria.


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Nov 10

Why has a young man with severe disabilities been locked up in the Melbourne Assessment Prison since September?


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Oct 31

Revisit the moment that convinced Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins of the need for a safe injecting trial in North Richmond.


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Oct 30

New reforms should stop public housing tenants being slugged unreasonable costs for damages and repairs, writes the Victorian Public Tenants'


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Oct 19

Overall, the report confirms what VCOSS and our members have been saying: while the NDIS is improving the lives of


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Aug 24

The Victorian Government has assured VCOSS that vulnerable households will not pay any extra on their energy bills to achieve


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Jul 31

Why if you're poor, live in regional Victoria or happen to be Aboriginal, are you more likely to end up


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Jul 27

Shopping around can reduce your power bill, but Victorians shouldn’t be left to navigate this jungle alone. The government should


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