VCOSS Policy Library

You can browse VCOSS reports and submissions here.

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On 10 October 2017 the Essential Services Commission released a draft guidance note outlining its approach to promoting and enforcing compliance with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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Oct 31

People with disability have the right to be safe and receive high quality services. VCOSS believes that a robust registration


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VCOSS welcome the development of an inclusive education policy to support the learning and development of students with disability. Overall


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Oct 17

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from


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VCOSS members work with vulnerable Victorians in many different types of services. Work in community services requires trust between practitioner


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Sep 4

VCOSS strongly supports increasing consumer choice and empowering older people to have greater control over the services they access. But


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Aug 24

The NDIS brings a major shift in service provision for people with disability. VCOSS strongly supports the goals of NDIS:


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Aug 23

The Victorian community sector is large and complex. It comprises many thousands of organisations providing a wide range of services


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Aug 10

We live in tough energy times. Power prices keep going up, well beyond inflation, wages, and income support payments. Staying


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Aug 9

VCOSS welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Enhancing Victorian’s Economic Performance and Productivity Discussion Paper (the Discussion Paper) prepared


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Jul 28

A robust system for quality and safeguarding will helps prevent people with disability experiencing harm and promotes high quality service


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Jul 19

VCOSS was overwhelmingly happy with the Productivity Commission’s Position Paper on NDIS Costs, particularly the Paper’s recommendations to provide pre-planning


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