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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 in…

$109M Package for Homelessness Is Only a Band-Aid

Robert Pradolin, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 -  While the Victorian Government is to be applauded for directing funds towards homelessness, Australia needs a paradigm shift to create innovative funding mechanisms similar to

Victoria Invests in Social Service Change

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th November 2016 -  The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University. The Future Social

Vic Government to Deliver ‘Historic’ Homelessness Package

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The Victorian government will provide more than $109 million in a new housing package, described as the biggest ever response to homelessness in the state’s history. Premier Daniel…

Jewish Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Help the Disadvantaged Secure Employment

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th November 2016 -  Jewish Care has received a Victorian Government grant of more than half a million dollars to secure sustainable employment for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Jewish Care

Vic Govt Announce $120M to Boost Social Housing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Victorian government has announced it will invest nearly $120 million to boost Victoria’s supply of social housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley

Victoria First State to Ban Fracking

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 30th August 2016 -  Victoria is the first state in Australia to introduce legislation to permanently ban the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas, including fracking and

Victoria Unveils State’s First Social Impact Bonds

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 22nd July 2016 -  The Victorian Government has announced its first two social impact bonds will focus on reducing  deep-seated disadvantage through drug and alcohol treatment programs, and young

Victoria Issues Green Bonds to Fund Enviro Projects

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st July 2016 -  Victoria has become the first government in Australia to issue green bonds, raising $300 million to finance new and existing projects that deliver environmental benefits. Victorian

Collaboration Delivers Australian ‘Social Sector Institute’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th June 2016 -  A government, tertiary institution and Not for Profit collaboration has established an education training institute for the social services sector, which has been described as…
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