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‘It’s a no brainer’: Momentum grows for Victoria to deliver a wellbeing budget

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th November 2020 -  Community groups say a wellbeing approach would be extremely beneficial for the social sector and help Victoria’s COVID recovery   The social sector is excited by the possibility

Volunteering Victoria AGM and Panel Discussion

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  Volunteering Victoria is hosting a panel discussion alongside its annual general meeting to explore how volunteers are integral to the wellbeing of society. Whether a volunteer,

Victorian NFPs in Hot Pursuit of a ‘Good Life’

Contributor, Thursday, 24th May 2018 -  VCOSS has adopted the shared vision of a “good life” as the theme of its upcoming summit. In every town, city and street across Victoria people are yearning for the same thing. Whatever

Rental Reforms Benefit Low-Income Renters

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th October 2017 -  The Victorian government has unveiled sweeping new rental laws across the state, which social service advocates say will especially benefit low-income renters. The Andrews Labor

Census to Shine a Light on ‘Hidden’ Family Violence Workers

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th April 2017 -  A new census has been launched to find Victoria’s “hidden” family violence workers. The census, which is a result of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, gives workers

Video Showcases Centrelink Bogus Debts Clawback Fiasco

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 1st February 2017 -  A tongue-in-cheek video is being used by a peak body to shine a light on the “ludicrousness” of the so-called “Centrelink bogus debts clawback fiasco”. Victorian Council of Social

Hazelwood Closure Could be a Social Catastrophe

Lina Caneva, Friday, 4th November 2016 -  Welfare peak body the Victorian Council of Social Service has warned of a social catastrophe in the Latrobe Valley if local communities aren’t adequately supported during the closure

More than Charity

Emma King, Friday, 12th August 2016 -  Opinion: Why is the tag of being a “cost to society” so hard to shake for charities, asks Emma King the CEO of VCOSS on the release of the organisation’s latest research, More Than Charity.

Vic Charities Still Buried in Red Tape

Lina Caneva, Friday, 12th August 2016 -  Victoria’s community sector charities are contributing billions to the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs, despite battling convoluted and expensive reporting requirements,

Victorian Budget ‘Unprecedented’ Social Support

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th April 2016 -    The 2016/17 Victorian Budget includes unprecedented social support spending for people facing disadvantage and hardship, while leaving scope for further initiatives

Victorian NFPs At Risk Over Funding

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st May 2015 -  Cuts locked in by the recent Federal Budget are putting at risk the substantial economic and social contribution of Victorian community sector charities, according to a new report…


Committed to Victoria’s Disadvantaged

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th July 2014 -  Emma King, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), considers her role leading Victoria’s peak body for the community sector as more than
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