Media Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

Nov 19

The Victorian Government is the Rocky Balboa of the toll fines Industry.


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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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Nov 9

The healthcare sector could be a great ally in providing guidance and support to people battling to afford adequate energy.


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Oct 26

We welcome a political tussle over which party will do the most to get Victorians the best possible power deal.


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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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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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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Sep 26

People with disability will help shape Victoria's care workforce of the future.


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Sep 7

The Victorian Parliament has done the right thing by renters.


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Sep 6

VCOSS & FSSI MEDIA RELEASE Victoria has a window of opportunity to put itself ahead of the game in building


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Aug 29

A state owned energy retailer for Victoria? It might just help.


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Jul 18

VCOSS blasts plan for more school expulsions in Victoria


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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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The real issue isn’t intergenerational welfare dependency, it’s intergenerational disadvantage.


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Jul 11

This is a horror show with no single villain. Many players bear the blame for high prices.


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Jun 22

All workers have a right to feel safe at work. But mandatory sentencing is not the answer.


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Jun 5

The Victorian Parliament should support a Treaty with the Aboriginal community.


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May 28

Victorian teachers, students, principals, schools and community workers are launching a campaign to make inclusive education a top-tier election issue.


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May 1

The 2018 Victorian Budget presents a pathway to a better and fairer Victoria.


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Apr 23

Navigator pulls kids in closer when they’re struggling, instead of pushing them away.


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Mar 15

A 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how much work we have to do.


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Feb 8

VCOSS has welcomed a new plan to improve work, study and business opportunities for Victorians with a disability.


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Jan 25

Think education in free in Victoria? Think again.


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Jan 13

VCOSS has welcomed the Victorian Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan - a comprehensive and multi-faceted response to a


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Dec 31

Victorians are about to get whacked by a series of price hikes in 2018, according to Victorian Council of Social


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Dec 22

Misleading public portrayals of crime and justice issues don't help anybody.


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Dec 19

Every person in Victoria should be supported to live a good life.


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Dec 5

Victoria's big power companies have flagged significant price hikes for 2018 and must increase relief by an equal measure, according


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Nov 30

Know what to do before, during and after the storm and who to contact if you need help.


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