Cost of Living

Jul 18

Victorian wages are failing to keep pace with skyrocketing rents, costing tenants thousands of dollars each year, a VCOSS study


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May 9

The Victorian Council of Social Service has welcomed a plan to give new rights to people struggling to pay their


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Dec 31

VCOSS is warning Victorians to be alert to a series of price hikes due to take effect in 2017. The cost


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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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Mar 22

Many people facing financial hardship may be assisted through improved, targeted assistance from energy retailers under proposals contained in a


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Jan 27

The rising use of technology in the classroom and an increasingly competitive school system is adding significant costs to families’


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Jan 19

Reports that Victoria is the most expensive place in Australia to educate a child in a government school shows the


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Dec 11

Councils of Social Service across the country have rejected the effort at so-called tax ‘reform’ emerging from the Treasurer’s and


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Sep 1

Stronger protections and better support for energy customers facing hardship must be at the centre of any response to Victoria’s


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Aug 18

Melbourne being named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fifth year running fails to


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Jun 26

The Andrews Government’s latest statement on energy efficiency shows Victoria is on the right path to using energy efficiency as


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Jun 16

The number of wrongful energy disconnections has reached an all-time high in Victoria, according to the Victorian Council of Social


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Feb 18

A review of the hardship practices of energy companies announced by the Andrews Government today will be an important opportunity


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