Family Violence

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May 6

VCOSS is pleased to see that gender responsive budgeting will be embedded in Victorian legislation to ensure that an equality


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Aug 13

Submission to develop the next National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children


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May 28

The 2021-22 Budget invests $354 million to support victim survivors and address family violence.


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Jul 28

VCOSS Submission to the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor


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Apr 16

For some Victorians, home is the least safe place they could be.


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Apr 24

Response to ESC draft decision on Energy Retail Code changes


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Dec 11

Response to the Essential Services Commission draft principles and actions for family violence assistance


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Oct 17

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has welcomed Victorian Labor’s pledge to build 1,000 new public housing units if re-elected.


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Feb 13

The review of the Vulnerable People in Emergencies policy is an important step in improving emergency management policies to better


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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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Oct 17

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from


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VCOSS members work with vulnerable Victorians in many different types of services. Work in community services requires trust between practitioner


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May 24

Violent men always always seek to justify and explain away their actions. Here's how they do it.


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Mar 28

The Essential Services Commission is currently amending the Water Customer Service Code to require water businesses to have a family violence


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Nov 24

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has welcomed the Victorian Government‘s 10-year Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change.


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May 3

One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and one in three have experienced emotional abuse from


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Apr 28

Summary The Family Violence Royal Commission report was a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of


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Apr 19

Family violence devastates families and communities across Australia. One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and


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Nov 2

The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the


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Jun 1

Victoria’s escalating rate of family violence demands a societal shift in thinking that calls our entire community to focus on


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