Author Archive | Mellissa

Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study

Everyone in Australia benefits from the great work of our Not-for-Profit organisations and their people. If you work in a Not-for-Profit sector, please consider adding your voice to this Workforce Study. It is open to all levels of employees and volunteers. The more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results for growing […]

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Ombudsman’s Report on ‘Management of Maintenance Claims Against Public Housing Tenants’ Published

This much anticipated report prepared by Victoria’s Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has revealed a number of systemic inequities in the system of maintenance claims lodged against public housing tenants by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The Ombudsman found that DHHS had been engaging in ‘unfair management  of maintenance claims over many years’ and […]

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VCOSS 10 Year Industry Plan Feedback- It’s not too late to have your say!

VCOSS hosted four regional consultations in Bendigo, Traralgon, Benalla and Werribee in October and will also hold a further Industry Planning event in early 2018. Details of this will be made available later this year. If you missed out on attending a consultation please read the  discussion paper and consider providing feedback through an email […]

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Make Renting Fair- Campaign win!

The Victorian government has launched its 14 point plan to introduce changes to rental laws. Congratulations to the Council to Homeless Persons for their work in organising the campaign that strongly influenced the positive changes made to rental laws and congratulations to all of you in the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network who contributed to the […]

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Bushfire Season Looms on the Horizon

To support safe work practices in our regional areas, it’s recommended that you keep up to date with news about news relating to bushfires and hot weather. The VicEmergency website has expanded to include advice and warnings about fires, floods, storms, thunderstorm asthma and extreme heat. You can subscribe and create a profile to be informed […]

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