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Sector Welcomes Historic Mental Health Royal Commission

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The announcement of a mental health royal commission by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, if re-elected next month, is a historic moment, a sector leader says. Andrews made the announcement

Victoria’s First Social Impact Bond To Address Homelessness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st December 2017 -  Victoria’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB), which launched on Thursday in a bid to deliver a targeted program to end long-term homelessness in 2018, will depart from the traditional

Mixed Response as Victoria Moves on Renewable Energy Targets

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  The Victorian government has become the first Australian state to introduce legislation in a bid to have its renewable energy targets enshrined in law, but the move has received a…

Legislation for Long Term Rental Agreements But Sector Sounds Warning

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  The Victorian government has introduced legislation for new long-term tenancy agreements but advocacy groups have warned the move only “tinkers around the edges” instead…

Victoria Cuts Disability Contracts with NFP Provider Lifestyle Solutions

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th July 2017 -  The Victorian government has cut contracts with NSW-based disability services provider Lifestyle Solutions after an independent review identified a number of concerns in relation…

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

Victoria Looks to Divest Disability Services as Part of NDIS Rollout

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The Victorian government is looking to divest a number of disability services to the non-government sector in the next step of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme…

Disadvantaged Students Get Pathway to Government

Wendy Williams, Friday, 31st March 2017 -  Disadvantaged high school students are being given a taste of what it means to work in government through a new partnership that aims to ensure future job seekers from underprivileged

Social Enterprise Strategy to Create Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  The Victorian government has released what it describes as Australia’s first-ever strategy for social enterprises to strengthen the sector and create more employment opportunities…

Vic Govt Faces Legal Action Over Children in Barwon Adult Jail

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The Victorian government faces new legal action, led by the Human Rights Law Centre, to stop children being detained in Barwon prison. In the Supreme Court challenge, launched on

Vic 10-Year Plan for Ending Family Violence ‘Momentous’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th November 2016 -  The not-for-profit sector has strongly supported the Victorian Government’s newly announced 10-year plan for ending family violence. The plan details how the government will

Disability Sector Needs ‘Fundamental Change’ On Oversight of Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th November 2016 -  Victoria’s disability services commissioner has called on the disability sector to make “fundamental changes” to the way it addresses the endemic issues of abuse highlighted…
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