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Victorian Community Sector Celebrates Andrews Government Re-election

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  Victorian community and advocacy groups across the board have welcomed the state election result, but say they will fight to ensure the re-elected Andrews government delivers good

Alliance Calls For Urgent Affordable Housing Action

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 12th October 2018 -  With the Victorian state election around the corner, an alliance of housing and homelessness groups are calling for 3,000 public and community housing options to be built every year

Improving the Ethics of Disability Care

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th September 2018 -  A new vocational training program putting ethics at the heart of disability care aims to protect the National Disability Insurance Scheme from the sorts of abuses recently uncovered

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,

Why the Social Sector Should Tap into People’s ‘Enormous Capacity for Empathy’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th June 2018 -  The social sector should tap into people’s “enormous capacity for empathy” when looking to build an effective campaign, according to one of the key figures behind Australia’s…

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

Victorian Government Unveils Homelessness Action Plan

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Increased support will be given to the 1,100 Victorians sleeping rough every night, with the state government launching a $45 million homelessness action plan.           The Homelessness

Social Sector Looks Towards a Better Australia in 2030

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The right to a basic income, empowering Indigenous communities and engaging young people, have been raised as key priorities for the social sector as it heads towards 2030. On Tuesday

Economist Warns Housing Affordability Issues Causing Wealth Inequality

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  A leading economist has warned that declining home-ownership rates among younger people is a major contributor to rising inter-generational wealth inequality in Australia. Saul

Social Sector Called On to Reframe Itself as a “Civil Rights Movement”

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Kon Karapanagiotidis, says the social sector is being “forced into competition”, and needs to reframe itself

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

Australia in 2030: Creating the Future We Want

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  Melbourne will stage a special event in October devoted to examining how Australians can work together to put in place the right long term policy settings that will ensure our nation’s
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