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Undermining community

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd September 2021 -  There are some who are seeking to undermine the important contributions charities have made during the pandemic. It’s up to all of us to highlight the positive behaviour that has transcended individual interest and demonstrated our collective stren

The key to a resilient regional community

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 -  New research shows that communities must be front and centre of disaster relief plans 

Opinion

Foster Care Week reminds us we always need more foster carers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 20th September 2021 -  On an average day, there are up to 1,700 children and young people in foster care across Victoria. Foster Care Week in September is an opportunity to recognise why foster carers are so important to our community and why we need more, writes Deb Tsor

‘Our communities are the experts’: The new partnership moving services into the Aboriginal community-controlled sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th September 2021 -  One of Australia’s largest providers of out-of-home care services is teaming up with the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

COSS Corner

A sector survey, an industry plan and liveable futures

Contributor, Monday, 20th September 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Help shed light on community sector needs

Contributor, Thursday, 16th September 2021 -  It’s more important than ever for the community sector to provide accurate data about how organisations are coping. Have your say in the annual Australian Community Sector Survey.

Youth matters

Students are amid a mental health and education crisis

Aakriti Malhotra, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  How far are governments prepared to go to provide the support that students and young people need right now, asks year 10 student and VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee member Aakriti Malhotra, who shares three things students would like to

New survey reveals disability stereotypes persist among Australians

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th September 2021 -  “While it may sound protective, stereotypical perceptions of people with disability as exploitable could be used to limit opportunities for choice and self-determination”

New push to get Indigenous people jabbed amid misinformation campaign

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th September 2021 -  “I remain very concerned about reports that vaccines are being rejected as a result of conspiracies and misinformation stoking fear and doubt”

Aussies back a national Suicide Prevention Act

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  “We’ve seen how quickly COVID-19 cases can get out of hand and we need to have the same national policy focus and vigilance to stop suicide rates doing the same”
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