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

Jul 12

Victoria needs a well-funded, well-governed and accountable mental health system


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Jul 8

'Thin markets' is where there is a lack of appropriate services to meet the needs of participants.


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Jul 3

Response to Essential Services Commission Issues Paper Ensuring energy contracts are clear and fair These proposed reforms come on the


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May 1

Response to draft Orders in Council on the Victorian Default Offer  Joint submission by the Victorian Council of Social Service,


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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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Response to ESC draft decision on Energy Retail Code changes The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes consultation by


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Apr 4

Response to the Essential Services Commission draft advice on the Victorian Default Offer methodology Joint submission by the Victorian Council


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Mar 26

Submission to the Review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing


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VCOSS submission to the Review of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards


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Feb 27

The new Victorian energy fact sheet will replace existing price and product information statements and offer summaries.


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Feb 21

The gig economy risks creating an underclass of low-paid care workers, with no minimum employment entitlements.


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Jan 31

A deliberately confusing and complex electricity market is allowing retailers to charge Victorians more.


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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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Jan 9

VCOSS welcomes these changes to the feed-in tariff methodology.


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Dec 19

VCOSS response to ACCC discussion paper on electricity supply monitoring


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Dec 11

Response to the Essential Services Commission draft principles and actions for family violence assistance


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Dec 4

VCOSS is concerned the VEU program is under-used by people on low incomes, renters and people with health and disability


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Nov 30

VCOSS Response to the Australian Building Codes Board Accessible Housing Options Paper


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Nov 21

Regional Victorians have the same stake in our democracy as people living in Melbourne. Their needs require the same recognition


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Nov 15

24 days. 24 doors. 24 policies for a better Victoria.


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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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Nov 9

This report estimates 180,000 Victorian households (7.3%) experience persistent payment difficulty.


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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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