There are ten places left for the VCOSS/Council to Homeless Persons 'Meet The Media!' session on Tuesday 14 November.
This afternoon event will feature short presentations from Dean Felton Seven News, Kate McMahon Herald Sun and Josh Gordon, former The Age Victorian Political Editor.
You'll then be invited to ask your tough questions about pitching, story selection and how issues are represented.
Book here using the password "notforprofit" and a VCOSS member organisation affiliated email address.
Save the date! Diversity in Disaster Conference 2018
Every year people and communities across Australia are impacted by emergencies and natural disasters.
On 17-18 April 2018, VCOSS, in partnership with the Gender and Disaster Pod and Resilient Melbourne, will be convening the Diversity in Disaster conference.
This project brings together Australian and international emergency services professionals and researchers. More information will be available shortly.
Secure your spot here.
Racial profiling occurs when police stop, question, search or detain a person because of their race. It is a form of discrimination which violates basic human rights—and it's happening in Victoria right now.
The Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre is spearheading a campaign to End Racial Profiling.
The campaign is pushing for a data monitoring scheme to track and publicly report on the ethnicity of those people stopped by Victoria Police, as a vital measure to monitor and address racial profiling.
Learn more and download campaign resources here.
Did you know that a single person on Newstart is getting less than 40% of the minimum wage?
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is trying to highlight how low the Newstart unemployment payment really is with the new Share the Pie! campaign.
The pie is a common metephor in economic debates but the creative folks at BSL are using real pies too! They're encouraging people to join their family, friends and colleagues - over pie - to talk about whether Australia shares the nation’s pie fairly.
You can learn more at sharethepie.com.au