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Feb 27

Hard-fought funding for fair pay in the community sector is under threat.


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Jan 24

High back-to-school costs are being driven by the underfunding of government schools


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Dec 20

Victorians are preparing for a series of price hikes and cost changes that take effect on 1 January 2020.


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Dec 18

All Victorians should be on a unity ticket when it comes to climate change.


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Dec 16

“What's the use in a Triple A credit rating if people are homeless?"


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Nov 28

The Commission is giving us an early look at the first steps for a system that works.


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Nov 21

“Acting on energy efficiency for people on low income is critical to tackling poverty and inequality."


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Nov 12

The Victorian Government has unveiled an impressive though imperfect list of minimum standards for rental properties


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Oct 20

It shouldn’t just be the ‘healthy and wealthy’ who are supported through climate change.


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Jul 12

Recognition must be more than words. Words alone cannot soothe our nation.


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Jul 8

The NDIA must move from its ‘hands off’ approach to market oversight in favour of active market stewardship.


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Jul 3

VCOSS is applauding a shift towards bipartisanship on the traditional political battleground of ‘law and order’.


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Jun 12

We're helping train young job seekers for long and rewarding careers in Victoria’s booming community sector.


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May 30

Default pricing is a significant and very justified intervention in the Victorian energy market.


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May 27

This is a budget which largely delivers the policy platform Labor took to the state election.


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May 23

All kids in Victoria should be able to get to school, wherever they live and whatever their families’ circumstances.


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May 6

Victorian energy retailers are attempting to block power users from getting a fairer priced deal.


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Mar 13

Victoria doesn’t have to settle for the title of Australia’s most progressive state. We can be Australia’s fairest state too.


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Jan 29

VCOSS is urging the State Government to take significant steps to ease the financial burden for school families.


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Nov 21

People living across regional Victorian have the same stake in our democracy as people living in Melbourne.


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Nov 20

It has to end. Power is an essential service. We need to put people before profits.


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Nov 18

There’s a well established link between poverty and poor oral health. No child should be ashamed to smile or scared


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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

The healthcare sector could be a great ally in providing guidance and support to people battling to afford adequate energy.


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Oct 26

We welcome a political tussle over which party will do the most to get Victorians the best possible power deal.


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Oct 24

The Victorian Council of Social Service is hailing plans for a Royal Commission into Mental Health as a landmark step


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Oct 17

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has welcomed Victorian Labor’s pledge to build 1,000 new public housing units if re-elected.


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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Sep 26

People with disability will help shape Victoria's care workforce of the future.


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Sep 7

The Victorian Parliament has done the right thing by renters.


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