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Millions of Australians set to get boost in welfare payments from Centrelink

Those on the age pension, disability support pension and carer payment will pocket an extra $19.60 for singles and $29.40 for couples combined each fortnight, come 20 March. The maximum rate of the pension will go up to $1,116.30 for singles and $1,682.80 for couples each fortnight, when including the pension and energy supplements. People [...]

Let Us Learn report by Vic CCYP on education of children in OOHC

The second report of the Yoorrook Justice Commission focuses on the past and ongoing systemic injustice experienced by First Nations communities within Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems.

Kinship Carers Wellbeing Retreat – Ballarat

The second report of the Yoorrook Justice Commission focuses on the past and ongoing systemic injustice experienced by First Nations communities within Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems.

KCW 2023 – A message from KCV Director Anne McLeish

The second report of the Yoorrook Justice Commission focuses on the past and ongoing systemic injustice experienced by First Nations communities within Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems.

Summary of Yoorrook Justice Commission Report

The second report of the Yoorrook Justice Commission focuses on the past and ongoing systemic injustice experienced by First Nations communities within Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems.

Grandparents — are we expecting too much? – ABC Radio Program Parental as Anything

Grandparents do so much for our kids. But not every family has a Nanny or Pop in their life. And even when they do, keeping the peace can be tricky. How do you celebrate the joy grandparents bring to your family, while still forging your own path as a parent? How do you ask them [...]

KCV July Update

Every six weeks KCV will publish an update on our activities To download a PDF of this update, please click this link.

End physical punishment of children – protect Australian children

919 people have signed this petition to end physical punishment of Australian children. In 1979, Sweden was the first country in the world to prohibit all physical punishment of children, including in the home. As of September 2022, 63 countries, including New Zealand, have done the same. Lawmakers in these countries listened to the experts [...]

International Day of Families – 15 May 2023

The UN's 2023 International Day of Families observance is to raise awareness of the impact of demographic trends on families. The event will include: Launch of the Background Paper on “The Impact of Demographic Trends on Families” Presentation of the World Social Report 2023 “Leaving No One Behind in an Ageing World” Presentation on intergenerational [...]

Raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12 – A statement from GPV/KCV

Thursday, 27 April 2023 GPV/KCV welcomes the decision made by the Victorian Cabinet on Monday to lift the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12. As GPV/KCV has campaigned for this issue for some time, we are disappointed with the mystifying decision to wait another few years before lifting the age limit to 14. [...]

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