Media Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

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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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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