Health and Wellbeing

Sep 19

VCOSS submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments VCOSS joins the call of economists,


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Aug 30

Government and community need to prioritise reducing inequity.


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Apr 24

VCOSS Submission to Issues Paper into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health Introduction Mental illness can affect


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Jan 29

The Royal Commission must set an ambitious but achievable plan for a new approach to mental wellbeing.​


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Nov 13

VCOSS and NATSEM analysis reveals there is not a single pocket of Victoria that is poverty free


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Jun 15

Health inequities for rural Victorians are unfair and largely preventable.


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Mar 13

VCOSS Submission to the Realtime Prescription Monitoring Regulatory Impact Statement The harm from misuse of pharmaceutical medicines is significant. More


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Jun 19

Law reform to improve the court experience for victim/survivors of family violence and sexual assault have been ongoing for more


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May 16

Community organisations are the key to helping Victorians prepare for and overcome disasters and it is time to bring them


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Mar 6

Navigating health and social service reform was prepared by VCOSS in conjunction with Loddon Mallee PCP and the Victorian PCPs. It has been adapted


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Feb 28

Many people living with mental illness will be ineligible for NDIS individual funding packages. VCOSS believes state and federal governments


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Dec 13

In this submission, VCOSS supports the intent of providing children with continuity and stability by making informed and timely decisions


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Oct 19

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty


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Oct 5

VCOSS commends the Victorian Government for improving advance care planning in Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill 2016. We believe


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May 23

The Victorian Government is currently developing a new Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan, to ensure all Aboriginal Victorians are able to access the


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