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Don't reinvent the wheel, just let the wheels turn
Despite all the work being poured into new resilience strategies across Australia, a yawning gap often remains - the already existing work and connections of the community sector. BRIDGET TEHAN explains.
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Hazelwood: 1000 days on
Since the Hazelwood Mine fires in 2014, a more resilient community has emerged in Morwell, connected by a common bond and a desire to be heard. JANE ANDERSON explains.
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Supporting single mothers
Our community can do much more to support single mothers, from providing flexible jobs, to challenging stigmas, improving financial support, and simply honouring the great job they do raising their families, JENNY DAVIDSON says.
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Keeping kids out of prison
Protecting and nurturing our young people is a crucial part of building resilient communities. When they end up in custody, it is often a sign we have failed. Commissioner for Children and Young People LIANA BUCHANAN outlines how investing in communities and tackling disadvantage are the paths we need to take.
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Fiona McCormack: Sector Champion
In our new ‘Sector Champion’ feature, Insight will profile some of the many VCOSS members doing fantastic work across the Victorian community sector. This edition, Insight Editor KELLEE NOLAN sat down with FIONA McCORMACK, DV Vic chief executive officer.
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VCOSS ORIGIN

For 70 years, VCOSS has supported and voiced the changing needs of people through great social change. RYAN SHEALES looks at the past and future. ... Read More

What is ‘community resilience’? MARTIN MULLIGAN explains it can mean different things to different people, and raise questions about inclusion, exclusion, change ... Read More

Insight asked two community workers and three Victorian MPs what it takes to join the dots to build resilient communities. ... Read More

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When children and young people end up in custody, it is often a sign we have failed them, Commissioner for Children and Young People LIANA BUCHANAN says. ... Read More

WEB_Cars

People in Melbourne’s outer north say a lack of transport planning is undermining their community’s ability to live well. SANJEEV CHOUDHARY explains. ... Read More

How can we build resilience for renters? Providing minimum standards for rental housing would be a good start. MARK O’BRIEN explains. ... Read More

INSIGHT EXTRA

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In this new-look edition of Insight, we explore what it means to build more resilient communities, and the challenges and immense benefits it can bring. ... Read More

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Insight's ‘Sector Champion’ feature will profile people doing fantastic work across the Victorian community sector, beginning with FIONA McCORMACK, DV Vic CEO. ... Read More

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Our community can do much more to support single mothers, from providing flexible jobs, to honouring the great job they do, JENNY DAVIDSON says. ... Read More