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Service Sector Reform Project

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th February 2013 -  A new Victorian Government project aimed at reforming community services is an historic opportunity to improve outcomes for vulnerable people and communities, according to the…

Housing Stress on the Rise

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th December 2012 -  The demand for social housing in Australia is rising and waiting lists remain long, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Housing

New Victorian Commission for Children

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 - 
A bill has been introduced into the Victorian Parliament for a new children and young people's commissioner.
Key children’s organisations…

VCOSS Appoints New CEO

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 -  The Board of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has announced the appointment of Penny Wilson as its new Chief Executive Officer. VCOSS President Micaela Cronin said…

Disability Protest Against Vic Public Transport

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th April 2012 - 
Disability advocates protest on the steps of Victorian Parliament. Photo: Tyson Armstrong More than 60 people from Victorian disability support groups have protested on the steps…

VCOSS Call to Action on Child Protection

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th February 2012 -  Victoria’s peak welfare body VCOSS has warned that the Victorian Government needs to act now to better support vulnerable children and young people following the release…

National Tax Forum Must Consider Social Equity – VCOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) has urged participants to the October Tax Forum to remember that the point of the tax system is social equity and stability. VCOSS has…

Sector in the Taxman’s Sights – Opinion

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  Tax not only affects the work of the community sector, but the sector itself. After years of inactivity, it’s now facing significant tax reform and the devil may be in the detail,

Why Does Tax Reform Matter to the Community Sector? – Opinion

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 15th September 2011 -  Why does tax reform matter to the community sector, beyond that it allows sufficient revenue to be raised for programs and services? Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
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