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VCOSS Regional Consultation on Emergency Events

Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) will conducting consultations across regional areas, inviting community and social service organisations to tell them about their experiences of emergency events that have impacted their clients and communities. Since 2009 there has been a range of changes introduced to the way Victoria prepares, responds and recovers from emergencies. To help […]

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Make Sure Your Clients Don’t Risk an Electoral Fine

The Victorian Electoral Commission has released the following notice for SHS workers: Victorians who did not vote in the 2018 State election last November may receive an Apparent Failure to Vote Notice next week asking for an explanation. Homelessness, incarceration or serious mental illness are sufficient reasons for not voting. If any of your clients […]

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National Disability Agreement- Review and report findings

The Australian Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement findings have been released and include the suggestion that  ‘Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, […]

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Aged Care Homelessness Action Plan- Survey for professionals and providers

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has commissioned an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework for older people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan). To support this work, Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) are conducting a survey of workers and you […]

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