News Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

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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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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Aug 23

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body VCOSS has cautiously welcomed changes to the state’s taxi and ridesharing system.


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Aug 12

Victoria’s community sector charities are contributing billions to the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs, despite suffering under convoluted


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May 18

The Victorian Government is being urged to abolish a series of Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) fees which serve


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Apr 27

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget includes welcome measures to support people facing disadvantage and hardship, while leaving scope for further initiatives


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