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Sep 16

Foster kids without proof-of-life document can’t access many services and supports, including subsidised childcare, school enrolment, and a Medicare card.


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Aug 4

"I worried whether I was inherently 'evil' for supporting my father, or even being related to him"


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Jul 18

"Personal responsibility only works if you have the personal means to do what’s required."


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Jul 15

As we shift from government mandates to personal responsibility, nobody should be left behind.


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Jul 11

The Victorian Government's emissions reduction target is a number with a lot riding on it.


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May 13

A new report finds that headline statistics about unemployment figures create a “false optimism” that doesn’t correspond to the reality


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The decision to make a universal Power Saving Bonus the headline Budget initiative on cost-of-living issues is an important recognition


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May 6

While some funding toward emergency resilience has been provided in the Budget, it doesn’t go far enough in the current


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The funding allocated in this Budget is not sufficient to fully cover the increasing financial pressures facing the community sector.


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The 2022-23 Budget includes some sensible initiatives to improve justice system responses, but misses the opportunity to adopt a justice


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VCOSS is pleased to see that gender responsive budgeting will be embedded in Victorian legislation to ensure that an equality


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The Budget delivers much to like in early childhood education, schools, training and skills.


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We know that employment figures don’t always tell the full story, so we continue to advocate for policy measures and


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The theme of the Victorian Government’s 2022-23 Budget is ‘Putting Patients First’, and it’s certainly a bonanza for the health


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There are countless initiatives in the State Budget that would form part of a wellbeing economy. It is time to


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The 2022-23 Budget could have gone further to ensure that all Victorians have safe, stable and affordable homes. 


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Apr 8

Free education. It's the promise of fairness on which our egalitarian ideals rest, right?


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Apr 7

On Thursday 24 March 2022, the Final Report of the Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System was tables.


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Apr 1

ANALYSIS “We are all the experts in our own lives.” This simple statement feels intuitive and self-evident. Who understands my


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Mar 29

Today is the one-year anniversary of Victoria's new rental rules. What's working, what's not and what needs to go further?


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Mar 16

Should the clean energy revolution only be for the benefit of the already well-off? We think not.


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Mar 9

ANALYSIS The Victorian Government is being urged to plant more trees and build more parks in Melbourne’s west. Green spaces


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Nov 29

With the case numbers rising I was glad that childcare centres were closing. But also, we would have to scramble.


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Sep 10

Engaging with culturally diverse and Aboriginal people in a tailored, safe and appropriate manner is crucial to ensuring those communities


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Sep 8

Disaster management has become a more familiar concept for more Victorians over the last couple of years.


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Aug 30

Who will benefit when Australian charities are muzzled and silenced?


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Aug 9

VicHealth CEO, Dr Sandro Demaio, on why we must build a common understanding of what a wellbeing economy can offer


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Aug 6

I can’t help but feel a sharp sense of dread and loss when someone asks, “So, what do you do?”


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May 31

This Budget includes funding for the long-awaited spent conviction scheme.


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The Budget commits funding to a range of community-focused initiatives.


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