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VCOSS Policy Library

VCOSS reports and submissions. Can’t find something? Email vcoss@vcoss.org.au

Oct 15

Advancing gender equality benefits not only women but society more broadly.


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The Australian government can create jobs through direct investment and leveraging its purchasing power.


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Oct 11

All levels of Government must prioritise funding for the community legal sector.


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VCOSS welcomes 'best offer' notifications on energy bills and billing change notices.


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Oct 10

A co-design process is needed to set NDIS objectives and indicators, and to address a range of gaps that exist.


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Adult community education supports people to re-engage with education and go on to find meaningful work.


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Sep 5

Social service jobs are part of a modernised, rapidly growing industry and profession.


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The community services industry is projected to be one of Victoria's fastest growing industries. 


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Aug 2

A Disability Action Plan is an important step in improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Victorians with disability.


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People with disability have the right to live independently and to be included in the community.


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Jul 11

Too broad and too quick—we have a few concerns about Victoria's proposed 'child information sharing' scheme.


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Jun 15

Educational attainment is one of best ways to help tackle disadvantage and break the cycle of poverty.


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Health inequities for rural Victorians are unfair and largely preventable.


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The principles of Aboriginal self-determination and co-design must underpin the refresh.


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Apr 10

The establishment of a national regulator for the community sector has long been championed by the COSS Network.


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Apr 3

Is a 'Basic Standing Offer' for power users a good idea?


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Mar 16

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the House of Representatives Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport inquiry


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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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VCOSS response to registration guideline for non-licensed electricity providers. In Victoria, most electricity is provided by businesses licensed by the


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VCOSS submission to NDIS Joint Standing Committee inquiry into market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS The NDIS


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Feb 13

The review of the Vulnerable People in Emergencies policy is an important step in improving emergency management policies to better


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Feb 8

Older Australians deserve a residential aged care system where they are treated with dignity and respect, where their care needs


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Jan 29

VCOSS is keen to ensure minimum feed-in tariffs do not increase energy bills for non-solar, grid-dependent households, and negate the


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Dec 15

Recognising the community sector as an employer can help young people understand and explore the wide range of career options


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Dec 5

VCOSS supports amendments that would ensure Victorian energy customers are notified about changes to, or the expiry of, a fixed


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Dec 1

While financial literacy and capability programs are only one factor in achieving financial wellbeing, they help reduce vulnerability to financial


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Nov 22

VCOSS is very pleased the ACCC is undertaking this inquiry and exercising its powers to compel information from retailers. We


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Nov 20

Victoria is facing an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Rental stress in Victoria has jumped by 25 per cent in just


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Nov 10

On 10 October 2017 the Essential Services Commission released a draft guidance note outlining its approach to promoting and enforcing compliance with


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Nov 1

VCOSS supports the Victims of Crime Assistance Scheme as an important way to offer justice to people recovering from the


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