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Victorian Council of Social Service

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Victorian Council of Social Service

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VCOSS

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09 Aug 2017

An emerging body of research shows people are making sacrifices to pay utility bills, including cutting back on food and going without heating, cooling or lighting. Echoing this research, VCOSS members had warned us people on low incomes were reducing energy and water use in ways most people...

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01 Apr 2017

The emergency management sector is increasingly looking to foster community resilience as a way of helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters and emergency events. Building individual and community resilience has been the core focus of the community sector for...

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02 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...

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...

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20 Aug 2015

Chronic disease causes nine out of ten Australian deaths, according to this report.

Chronic disease in Australia

Chronic diseases in Australia are significant contributors to illness, disability and premature death. Chronic disease causes nine out of ten Australian...

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Research report

04 Aug 2015

The new VCOSS report, Walk alongside: Co-designing social initiatives with people experiencing vulnerabilities, invites people to challenge their thinking about social problems and the people affected by them, as well as the way government and the community sector works with them. It...

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24 Jun 2015

Recommends the Charter be strengthened to enhance human rights protections and provide a stronger and more enduring human rights culture in Victoria.

Introduction

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this review...

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Research report

12 Jun 2015

Building on the value of Victoria’s community sector goes beyond the sector’s economic contribution. It discusses the value of all Victoria’s community sector organisations, including those operating with registered charitable status and those operating without. The...

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Research report

21 May 2015

Victoria’s community sector organisations make a significant contribution to strengthening the state’s economy and society. They generate high levels of economic activity, employment and volunteer support. They deliver positive service and advocacy programs that help people overcome disadvantage...

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Submission

12 Mar 2015

This submission proposes 12 immediate spending priority areas for Victoria for this year’s state budget, and presents proposals to address some of the biggest social issues facing the state.

Executive summary

In the lead-up to the 2014 Victorian election and in the...

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Briefing paper

21 Aug 2017

On 8 June 2017, 24 representatives from resident advocacy groups, universities, industry, ombudsman schemes, government agencies and regulators met in Melbourne at an Experts’ Forum to discuss the future of retirement housing regulation in Victoria.

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09 Aug 2017

An emerging body of research shows people are making sacrifices to pay utility bills, including cutting back on food and going without heating, cooling or lighting. Echoing this research, VCOSS members had warned us people on low incomes were reducing energy and water use in ways most people...

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Submission

02 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...

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...

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Submission

24 Jun 2015

Recommends the Charter be strengthened to enhance human rights protections and provide a stronger and more enduring human rights culture in Victoria.

Introduction

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this review...

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Research report

12 Jun 2015

Building on the value of Victoria’s community sector goes beyond the sector’s economic contribution. It discusses the value of all Victoria’s community sector organisations, including those operating with registered charitable status and those operating without. The...

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Research report

21 May 2015

Victoria’s community sector organisations make a significant contribution to strengthening the state’s economy and society. They generate high levels of economic activity, employment and volunteer support. They deliver positive service and advocacy programs that help people overcome disadvantage...

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Submission

12 Mar 2015

This submission proposes 12 immediate spending priority areas for Victoria for this year’s state budget, and presents proposals to address some of the biggest social issues facing the state.

Executive summary

In the lead-up to the 2014 Victorian election and in the...

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11 Mar 2015

An outline of the measures advocated by Victorian Council of Social Service in the lead up to the May 2015 budget.

Executive summary

The government has already outlined commitments and policies aimed at supporting people to overcome disadvantage and become part of...

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Research report

01 Nov 2014

The Victorian Council of Social Service outlines out the key strategies for help to Victorians people already facing disadvantage get back to work.

Executive summary

With our unemployment rate rising, it is time todevelop a workforce participation plan that...

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