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COTA Victoria financial counselling service

 

At times, people can find themselves struggling to buy food, pay the rent or mortgage and can be juggling numerous debts. If you’re in this situation, a financial counsellor can ... ...

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Do you know about URG’s?

 

URG’s (Utility Relief Grants) are offered by the Victorian Government to assist you to pay overdue energy (electricity and gas) or water bills at times that you do not have ... ...

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2018 Victorian State Election reminder

 

The Victorian State Election is on Saturday 24 November. All Australia citizens living in Victoria aged 18 and over must enrol and vote. The deadline to enrol in your State ... ...

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VCOSS Policy Tracker – make an informed vote

 

With the Victorian State Election set for Saturday 24 November, now would be a good time to start assessing which party or candidate best represents your views and make a ... ...

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Beware fake tradies

 

As the weather warms up, fake tradies (also known as travelling con men) will be knocking on doors and dropping leaflets, offering home improvement services. Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning ... ...

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Survey shows ageism alive and well among Australian employers

 

Government survey findings showing almost a third of Australian employers break the law by setting an age limit for job applicants demonstrates how much effort is still required to fight ageism in the workforce. ...

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COTA Victoria welcomes election focus on energy consumers

 

Both the Coalition and Labor are focusing on low income consumers and those experiencing hardship in a range of announced election promises.  ...

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COTA Australia welcomes appointment of first Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

 

COTA Australia, welcomes the appointment of Janet Anderson as the first aged care quality and safety commissioner. ...

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LGBTI advocate wins COTA Senior Achiever Award

 

Transgender Victoria volunteer Brenda Appleton, 67, was one of the COTA Senior Achiever Award recipients at the 2018 Victorian Seniors of the Year awards hosted yesterday by the Governor of ... ...

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New one-stop carers’ resource from Palliative Care Victoria

 

Caring can be satisfying… it is also hard work. Carers improve the quality of life of people they care for. They support others to manage activities that are critical to ... ...

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