News Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

Apr 13

VCOSS welcomes the Andrews Government‘s injection of $572 million as a significant starting point for achieving the type of systemic


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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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Mar 3

Thousands of people facing disadvantage across Victoria are being denied access to crucial legal assistance every year due to a


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Feb 11

People living in the Latrobe Valley experiencing poorer health and greater levels of disadvantage than the rest of the state


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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 16

Any overhaul of Victoria’s Vocational Education and Training sector should support students with higher needs and disadvantaged learners, and invest


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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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Dec 9

People with disability need strong advocacy to end the culture of abuse that is experienced by so many says the


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Oct 27

The retirement of Bernie Geary AOM from the role of Victorian Children and Young People’s Commissioner is a timely moment


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Oct 21

The upcoming summer in south-eastern Australia is being predicted to be one of the warmest and driest in decades, with


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Sep 27

Too many Victorian school students with disability and additional health and development needs are being left out by a support


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Sep 18

An application to exempt public transport operators from meeting accessibility standards for people with disability should be denied, says the


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Sep 17

The Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities tabled in the Victorian Parliament today provides a range of


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VCOSS welcomes the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman in her Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria


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