Victorian Council of Social Service


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30 May 2014

VCOSS has identified the top 12 ways we could build a Victoria without poverty in the next term of government. From helping every child succeed in education, to reducing housing costs, improving public transport access, reducing violence against women and their children, improving workforce participation,...

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2 Apr 2014

With the Victorian social housing system is under severe stress, this report calls for a broad strategy that addresses social housing shortages, and looks at ways to expand the supply and quality of low cost private housing.

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8 Nov 2013

This paper examines strategies to improve the way that government and community services work together to address the needs of vulnerable community members.


In late 2012 I was appointed to lead the Service Sector Reform project. The goal was to explore...

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23 May 2013

This report examines feedback from the community sector and the public on the discussion paper for the Victorian Government's Sector Service Reform project.

A snapshot from the consultations captures the top 5 priorities for reform as being to:

Focus more on outcomes. Increase...

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30 Apr 2013

While most young Victorians do well, many face challenges as they move from childhood to adulthood, including homelessness, mental health issues, family violence, abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol issues and involvement in the criminal justice system. One in five young people do not have...

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