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Grave Concerns Over Youth Justice Reforms

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 12th June 2017 -  More than 50 Victorian social service agencies have voiced “grave concern” over the government’s proposed changes to the Youth Justice Bill. In a joint open letter to the Victorian…

Court Rules Teenagers in Adult Jail Unlawful

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th May 2017 -  The detention of teenagers at a Victorian maximum security prison has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court – for the second time. In the judgement handed down on Thursday, Justice

Victorian Budget Addresses Family Violence and Homelessness

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 -  The welfare sector has described the 2017 Victorian budget as “having a heart” and delivering on the state government’s commitment to end family violence and fund homelessness programs.…

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

Raising the Profile of Social Service

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd April 2017 -  Professor David Hayward is the acting director of the Future Social Service Institute and a board member for the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS). He is this week’s Changemaker.

$2B in Vic Affordable Housing Package

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  Housing and homelessness organisations will be able to utilise a $1 billion Social Housing Growth Fund and access low interest loans worth a further $1.1 billion as part of the rollout…

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

Centrelink Rallies Call for Immediate End to Auto-Debt Recovery Program

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 31st January 2017 -  Lunchtime rallies across three states calling on the federal government to stop its Centrelink auto-debt recovery program have been followed online with a nationwide virtual rally.…

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

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

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.
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