Media Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

Nov 24

"The pandemic has made bold interventions a necessity, and the government isn't missing its shot."


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Nov 17

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


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Nov 15

“A single investment of this scale has not been seen in many decades, if ever. It’s a gamechanger.”


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Oct 13

COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief a problem that had been identified pre-pandemic: that is, our industrial relations framework has


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Sep 11

Victorians warn they’ll need to forego food and medicine with planned cuts to JobSeeker.


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Sep 7

The REIV need to pull their heads in and retract this misguided, callous and dangerous directive.


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Aug 31

We're teaming up with ABC Melbourne to help deliver important COVID-related information direct into communities.


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Aug 5

The jury is in. Victorians want more public and community housing.


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Jul 30

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide initial feedback on the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC’s) proposed approach and process to determining


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Jul 8

The pandemic is far from over. So the Commonwealth's financial supports must continue.


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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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May 12

A plan to fight inequality, create jobs and grow the economy at the same time.


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Apr 24

A Big Build To End Homelessness would stimulate the economy and put a roof over those most in need.


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Apr 15

This package will mean renters can stay at home and help ‘flatten the curve’.


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Mar 25

"Congestion charges are unfair at the best of times, and these are not the best of times."


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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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Feb 27

The community sector is made up of 80% women and helps people in great need. But hard-fought funding for fair


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Jan 24

As parents spend big for the new academic year, Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is warning high back-to-school costs are


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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 18

All Victorians should be on a unity ticket when it comes to climate change.


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Dec 16

“What's the use in a Triple A credit rating if people are homeless?"


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Nov 28

The Commission is giving us an early look at the first steps for a system that works.


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Nov 21

“Acting on energy efficiency for people on low income is critical to tackling poverty and inequality."


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Nov 12

The Victorian Government has unveiled an impressive though imperfect list of minimum standards for rental properties


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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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Jul 12

Recognition must be more than words. Words alone cannot soothe our nation.


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Jul 8

The NDIA must move from its ‘hands off’ approach to market oversight in favour of active market stewardship.


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Jul 3

VCOSS is applauding a shift towards bipartisanship on the traditional political battleground of ‘law and order’.


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Jun 12

We're helping train young job seekers for long and rewarding careers in Victoria’s booming community sector.


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May 30

Default pricing is a significant and very justified intervention in the Victorian energy market.


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