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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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Dec 3

VCOSS is pleased to provide this Supplementary Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, responding to discussion at the


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Nov 2

The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the


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Aug 31

Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened


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Jun 24

VCOSS submission to the Review of the Charter of Human Rights recommends the Charter be strengthened to enhance human rights


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Jun 17

This report, based on the experiences and feedback of community and social services working in Morwell, highlights the long-term impacts


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Jun 9

The not-for-profit community sector is a unique and valuable component of Victoria’s economy and society, delivering value in many ways.


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Jun 1

Victoria’s escalating rate of family violence demands a societal shift in thinking that calls our entire community to focus on


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May 21

A snapshot of Victoria’s community sector charities Victoria’s community sector organisations make a significant contribution to strengthening the state’s economy


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May 13

The VCOSS submission to the VET Funding Review outlines recommendations to ensure the VET system is accessible to those in


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