Organisation

Victorian Council of Social Service

Acronym
VCOSS

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VCOSS state election platform 2018
13 Jun 2018

The VCOSS state election platform 2018 presents a vision for Victoria that has the attainment of ‘a good life’ at its core. VCOSS believes a good life should be central to the policy platform of every political party contesting the 2018 Victorian election.

Report

9 Aug 2017

Australian politicians must stop and listen to the voices of real people suffering under horror power price rises, Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned.

Submission

2 Nov 2016

A common theme of Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is getting more use from infrastructure by creating multipurpose, integrated and well-managed facilities. We agree, but emphasise this requires a different culture and approach by infrastructure owners to understand, collaborate and value infrastructure use for broader...

Submission

15 Feb 2016

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review. Access to justice is fundamental to a fair and inclusive society. Inadequate human rights protection, poor legal services access and inequality before the law can have significant and farreaching impacts...

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Strategy

VCOSS state election platform 2018
13 Jun 2018

The VCOSS state election platform 2018 presents a vision for Victoria that has the attainment of ‘a good life’ at its core. VCOSS believes a good life should be central to the policy platform of every political party contesting the 2018 Victorian election.

Report

9 Aug 2017

Australian politicians must stop and listen to the voices of real people suffering under horror power price rises, Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned.

Report

1 Apr 2017

Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to this new report.

Submission

2 Nov 2016

A common theme of Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is getting more use from infrastructure by creating multipurpose, integrated and well-managed facilities. We agree, but emphasise this requires a different culture and approach by infrastructure owners to understand, collaborate and value infrastructure use for broader...

Submission

15 Feb 2016

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review. Access to justice is fundamental to a fair and inclusive society. Inadequate human rights protection, poor legal services access and inequality before the law can have significant and farreaching impacts...

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Article

21 Jan 2014

The needs of children living with family violence did not surface onto the mainstream agenda until relatively recently, but marked shifts have occurred since. The negative impact of family violence on children is now well established, the heightened risks of physical and sexual abuse recognised,...

Article

21 Jan 2014

This article uses the Australian Early Development Index to shine a light on inequity in child health and development.

Article

15 Aug 2013

Thanks in large part to the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Victoria’s Aboriginal imprisonment rate remains lower than the national average. But, warns Professor Chris Cunneen, tougher penalties are having a disproportionate effect on Aboriginal Victorians and pushing up rates.

I am not...

Article

30 Jun 2013

It has long been obvious to many who struggle with mental and/or cognitive impairment (and their supporters) and whose lives are enmeshed with the criminal justice system that they are not well served by our public institutions. Evidence from all ‘Western’ countries, particularly the United...

Research report

29 Mar 2012

The lack of affordable housing in Australia can be devastating for people with low incomes, particularly those who depend on income support payments.

Dr Cassandra Goldie says we can’t address affordability until we also admit that $35 a day is not enough to live...

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