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Victorian Government Rejects Community “Gender” Pay Claim

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st August 2011 -  The Victorian Government has rejected claims that gender is largely responsible for the low wages of Victoria’s community sector workers, according to its latest submission…

Sexual Harassment and Volunteers: Information Pack

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th June 2011 -  Volunteering Victoria has produced an information pack to help volunteers and organisations to understand and meet their responsibilities under new legislation which includes…

New Fire Recovery Unit for Victoria

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th June 2011 -  The new Fire Recovery Unit comes into effect from 1 July 2011 to oversee Victoria’s ongoing bushfire recovery effort. The new Unit replaces the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction…

Bushfire Fund Appoints Community Advisory Committee

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th May 2011 -  The Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund has appointed a Community Advisory Committee to provide advice on how to distribute $16 million to medium to long term community projects. The…

Funding for Volunteering in Victoria Remains Static: Peak Body

Staff Reporter, Friday, 6th May 2011 -  The peak body for volunteering in Victoria says it’s disappointed and concerned that funding for volunteering, revealed in the Victorian State Budget, is to remain static…

Victoria to Trial Disability Insurance Scheme

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th May 2011 -  The Victorian Government is set to trial the national disability insurance scheme, the Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge has announced – but not until 2014.…

Budget Should Focus on Causes not Consequences of Crime : VCOSS

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th May 2011 -  VCOSS says it welcomes some major initiatives in the Victorian 2011-12 State Budget – including water and electricity concession increases and community-based mental…

Victorian Government Backflips On Equal Pay Promise

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 -  In a blow for community sector workers in Victoria, the Baillieu Government has backed away from its election promise to fund a pay rise for the community sector workforce should it…

Bushfire Funds Not Claimed

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th March 2011 -  Flickr image Some rights reserved by tastygoldfish  Millions of donated dollars have still not been claimed by people who lost their homes in the Victorian…

State Trustees Grants for Victorian NFPs

Staff Reporter, Friday, 28th January 2011 -  Victorian Not for Profit organisations can apply for community rants of up to $5,000 through the State Trustees Community Grants program. State Trustees are calling on eligible…

Ron Walker to Chair Victorian Floods Appeal

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th January 2011 -  The Victorian Coalition Government has appointed businessman and philanthropist, Ron Walker to chair the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal. Premier Ted Baillieu says the whole…

Relief Measures Setup As Victorian Flood Crisis Worsens

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th January 2011 -  As Victoria’s flood crisis continues to worsen, Premier Ted Baillieu has launched a $5 million fund to assist in the clean up. So far 51 Victorian towns have been affected…
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