Media Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

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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VCOSS has joined a coalition of justice, human rights, social service and Aboriginal organisations to call on the Victorian Government


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Nov 17

VCOSS is outraged the Victorian Parliament has blocked the construction of new public housing planned for Melbourne’s east.


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Nov 1

You can view photos from the ACOSS National Conference, delivered in partnership with VCOSS, on our Facebook page.


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Oct 26

The Federal Government is abandoning good faith negotiations with Victoria over homelessness funding and risking the wellbeing of thousands of


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Oct 10

New rules for power companies in Victoria will help stop struggling energy users incurring big debts or being disconnected, the


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Oct 8

The Victorian Government has delivered a big win for renters, putting fairness back at the centre of the state’s tenancy


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Oct 4

In the new report ‘Stuck in traffic? Road congestion in Sydney and Melbourne‘ the Grattan Institute has suggested the Victorian


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Sep 22

True love is elusive. It’s difficult to define, hard to find and even harder to keep. So when two people


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Sep 7

VCOSS says 'yes' to marriage equality. All relationships should be recognised and celebrated equally, regardless of how we identify or


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Aug 13

The Thwaites-Mulder review into Victoria’s power markets provides an action blueprint for the Victorian Government to ease skyrocketing prices, according


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Aug 9

Australian politicians must stop and listen to the voices of real people suffering under horror power price rises, Victoria’s peak


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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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Jun 6

The Victorian Government is rushing through dangerously regressive legislation that will make the state’s youth justice system cruel and less


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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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May 2

The 2017 Victorian Budget delivers on the Government’s laudable commitment to ending family violence. The Victorian Council of Social Service


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Mar 23

Victorians will be rightly horrified by the revelations in The Same Four Walls, a new investigation into cruel and ineffective


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Mar 2

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has given qualified support to a State Government plan to make it easier for renters


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Feb 23

The Victorian Council of Social Service has applauded the establishment of a new $1 billion Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund.


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Feb 6

Changes to the youth justice system announced today are a retrograde step that will not improve community safety, the Victorian


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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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Dec 20

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned not all Victorians are benefiting from the state’s social and economic growth, and


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Dec 16

An alliance of Victorian social advocacy groups has produced a plan to drive better student engagement, reduce school drop outs


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Nov 24

VCOSS has welcomed the Victorian Government's response but says it is vital for short-term, one-off funding to be backed up


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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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Nov 3

The Victorian Council of Social Service is warning of a social catastrophe in the Latrobe Valley if local communities aren’t


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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 17

Victoria has reached a sombre milestone, with a record 726,900 people now living in poverty. New figures released to mark


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