Health and Wellbeing

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Jul 4

This is public health decision, and we don't quibble with that. But we need to get this right.


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Mar 11

A guest post from Megan Weier at the Centre for Social Impact. When governments talk about ‘progress’, it’s almost always


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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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Dec 18

Submission to the inquiry into Auditor-General’s Report No. 253.


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Nov 4

"My chronic pain is a whole disability on its own too. It deserves the same respect and weight."


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Oct 20

It shouldn’t just be the ‘healthy and wealthy’ who are supported through climate change.


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Sep 19

Submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments


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Aug 30

Government and community need to prioritise reducing inequity.


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Apr 24

Submission to Issues Paper into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health


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Feb 19

So how do we ensure a big and growing Melbourne delivers a good life for every person?


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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 22

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


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Nov 18

There’s a well established link between poverty and poor oral health. No child should be ashamed to smile or scared


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Nov 13

VCOSS and NATSEM analysis reveals there is not a single pocket of Victoria that is poverty free


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Oct 24

The Victorian Council of Social Service is hailing plans for a Royal Commission into Mental Health as a landmark step


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Jul 16

All school-age children should be able to play sport however simply making PE compulsory isn’t the right response.


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Jun 15

Health inequities for rural Victorians are unfair and largely preventable.


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May 30

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


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Mar 13

VCOSS Submission to the Realtime Prescription Monitoring Regulatory Impact Statement The harm from misuse of pharmaceutical medicines is significant. More


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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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Jun 19

Law reform to improve the court experience for victim/survivors of family violence and sexual assault have been ongoing for more


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May 16

Community organisations are the key to helping Victorians prepare for and overcome disasters and it is time to bring them


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Mar 6

Navigating health and social service reform was prepared by VCOSS in conjunction with Loddon Mallee PCP and the Victorian PCPs. It has been adapted


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Feb 28

Many people living with mental illness will be ineligible for NDIS individual funding packages. VCOSS believes state and federal governments


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Oct 22

A coalition of sporting and social groups is calling on the Victorian Government to make sport more affordable for children from


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Oct 19

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty


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Oct 12

  Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight


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Oct 5

VCOSS commends the Victorian Government for improving advance care planning in Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill 2016. We believe


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Aug 1

Poker machines do immeasurably more harm than good. They create and exacerbate the social disadvantage VCOSS members are then asked


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May 23

The Victorian Government is currently developing a new Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan, to ensure all Aboriginal Victorians are able to access the


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