VCOSS Policy Library

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Feb 22

VCOSS supports options to strengthen rental laws to increase people’s ability to create a safe, stable and liveable home when


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Dec 16

This report Creating engaging schools for all children and young people presents a plan to drive better student engagement, reduce school drop


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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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Nov 15

In October 2016, the Australian Senate initiated an Inquiry into policy mechanisms to encourage the retirement of coal-fired power stations


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Nov 4

In this submission VCOSS advocates for the development of a centralised data repository and coordination of the national education evidence


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Nov 2

VCOSS applauds the scope and depth of Infrastructure Victoria’s draft 30-year strategy, especially its emphasis on affordable housing. In this


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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

This document argues that to deliver on its legislative objectives, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) must produce easily analysed AIS data


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


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Sep 23

VCOSS believes the effects of climate change – including extreme weather and natural disasters – are profoundly discriminatory. Climate change can


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Sep 22

VCOSS wants to see a fair and flexible means test, recognising the complex financial circumstances people living in poverty may experience.


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Sep 9

VCOSS submission to the issues paper for the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Review Under current Victorian laws, landlords can rent


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Aug 12

Victoria’s community sector charities work to support and connect people, strengthen communities and advocate for a fair and just society. More than


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Aug 4

The world is awash with data. Big data can provide the community sector with the tools it needs to improve


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Jul 27

In this submission VCOSS advocates for a whole-of-government strategy which articulates the roles and responsibilities of the Victorian Government in supporting people


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Jun 9

VCOSS supports state government reforms contained in the Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Bill 2015, recognising they


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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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May 13

This submission outlines VCOSS’ recommendations for the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Commissioning Framework to ensure it delivers for


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May 9

This report identifies and describes how emergencies have an adverse effects on people who experience, or are at risk of,


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May 3

One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and one in three have experienced emotional abuse from


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Apr 19

VCOSS welcomes this opportunity to provide feedback to both the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Joint Standing Committee on


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VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on Consumer Affairs Victoria’s issues paper on rent, bonds and other charges. The


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Family violence devastates families and communities across Australia. One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and


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Mar 17

VCOSS’ submission to Infrastructure Victoria in response to the Laying the Foundations discussion paper welcomes the broad-ranging objectives and needs


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Mar 3

Narrowing the Justice Gap contains recommendations aimed to ensure people facing disadvantage across Victoria can access crucial legal support and


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Jan 12

VCOSS submission to the Plan Melbourne Refresh Discussion Paper


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Jan 7

VCOSS has launched its 2015-18 Strategic Plan, setting out its future goals, priorities and direction as the peak body for


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VCOSS has launched its 2015-18 Strategic Plan, setting out its future goals, priorities and direction as the peak body for


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Dec 21

Submission to the issues paper for the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Review.


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Dec 11

VCOSS believes the Multi-purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) can be transformed into a broader mobility assistance program subsidising a diversity of transport options


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