Media Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

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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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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