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Sep 16

A comprehensive report on how Victorians feel—and what they want—after years of COVID stress, restrictions and hardship.


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May 13

The decision to make a universal Power Saving Bonus the headline Budget initiative on cost-of-living issues is an important recognition


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Mar 16

Should the clean energy revolution only be for the benefit of the already well-off? We think not.


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Nov 29

With the case numbers rising I was glad that childcare centres were closing. But also, we would have to scramble.


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Nov 18

Knowingly pushing 200,000 Victorians into poverty is a terrible start to our post-COVID recovery.


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Aug 6

I can’t help but feel a sharp sense of dread and loss when someone asks, “So, what do you do?”


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May 14

A guest article with Leanne Petrides, Community Information & Support Cranbourne


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Mar 27

Pandemic supports are ending. It's not going to be pretty.


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Mar 16

It can be painful to tell our own stories (again, and again, and again…).


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Mar 5

VCOSS submission on the proposed increase of the permanent JobSeeker rate


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Feb 18

Power companies must remember these customers are real people and energy is an essential service.


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Nov 17

Everybody needs a home that stays cool in summer and warm in winter.


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Nov 12

For a moment, and a lucky few, we eradicated poverty. Now we're letting people slip back below the poverty line.


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Oct 20

It’s been really difficult, particularly with the lack of certainty.


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Sep 17

I just pray every day that we will be allowed to go outside of the suburb, just to get food.


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Sep 16

Although COVID-19 has been devastating, it has given Meena chance to pause and map out where she wants to take


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Mandy Weber and her two teenage daughters face the prospect of homelessness for a sixth time once the JobSeeker Coronavirus


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“No one should have to be making choices between food and bills, medication and bills. But we are."


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Jul 30

The VDO is a critical measure to improve energy affordability in Victoria.


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Jul 17

Feedback on ESC's draft decision on supporting energy customers through the pandemic.


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Jun 5

Joint submission to represent the interest of consumers, and especially vulnerable households


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Apr 15

It will take more than dog memes to get Victorians through the long winter months at home.


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Mar 17

The last thing we need is predatory bank bosses or dodgy debt collectors making the damage of COVID-19 worse.


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Mar 10

For some households with embedded networks it can be close to impossible, or very expensive, to exit the network.


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Feb 17

No matter what, people who are struggling shouldn’t be left behind on energy upgrades.


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Feb 7

Energy efficiency upgrades reduce household energy bills and can make houses healthier and more comfortable.


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Feb 4

Financial counsellors across Victoria say they’re stressed, overworked and fearful of making bad decisions on the job.


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Jan 21

We are concerned that Victorians on low-incomes and with additional energy-related needs could miss out on their benefits and protections.


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Dec 20

Victorians are preparing for a series of price hikes and cost changes that take effect on 1 January 2020.


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Dec 19

Simple measures like energy efficient appliances can make a huge difference to household budgets and to people’s quality of life,


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