Submissions & Consultations

Family Violence and Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

Closing date: October 31, 2017

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is reviewing how victims of family violence can be assisted through the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996. It can be hard for victims of family violence to access assistance, due to lack of awareness and barriers to eligibility. The Commission is looking at ways to make things easier.

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS

The committee is seeking submissions and information from participants, their carers and family members, as well as service providers and registered plan management providers on the implementation and operation of the NDIS. The committee wants to understand the process that people with disability go through to become Scheme participants, and how they have received and used their package of supports. No end date has yet been provided.

VCOSS Round Table:Vulnerable People in Emergencies Policy


Date and time: Wed 1st Nov, 2017, 10am - 12pm

Venue: VCOSS Level 8, 128 Exhibition Street Melbourne

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reviewing the Vulnerable people in emergencies policy and is seeking feedback on the policy’s effectiveness and input into its future development. VCOSS is convening a Roundtable for community organisations to contribute to their submission. Did you know that 173 people died as a result of the 2009 … Continued