Building a Victoria without poverty: VCOSS state budget submission 2015–16

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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 strong, cohesive, self-reliant communities. It has prioritised tackling unemployment, education, family violence, healthcare and public transport. While welcoming this, Victorian Council of Social Service believes there is still more to be done to overcome entrenched and emerging disadvantage, and we look forward to working with the government on other critical areas; including housing, early intervention, early years support, child protection, justice, cutting the cost of living, building resilient communities and supporting a strong community sector.

Victorian Council of Social Service presents its 2015–16 State Budget Submission. Made in consultation with and on behalf of our community sector member groups, this submission puts forward many practical proposals under the following key areas, which would support Victorians to overcome disadvantage and build brighter futures. We look forward to working together with the government on these proposals, to help put people first and build a Victoria without poverty.

Victorian Council of Social Service outlines the top 12 priorities for the new Labor Government to tackle disadvantage and to build a Victoria without poverty.


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