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Put Compassion at the Heart of Our Community

30 October 2017

WACOSS has released a blueprint for social and economic change to help achieve the inclusive, just, and equitable society we all desire, the 2018-2019 Pre-Budget Submission: At the Heart of Our Community. The Submission proposes an approach to government that puts people at the centre of decision making, and empowers local communities to drive systemic […]

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More pain to come for households

7 September 2017

Households can expect more big hikes in electricity bills in coming years, following the release of the WA Budget today. “This pain will be felt most by low income families, who are already struggling to meet big rises in fees and charges announced in the lead-up to the budget in June,” said Louise Giolitto, WACOSS […]

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WACOSS condemns attacks on people in poverty

30 August 2017

The Western Australian Council of Social Service condemns the recent attacks by the Government on people living in poverty, and is signatory to the joint statement released by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) today.

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Noongar Child Protection Council Formed to “Stand up for our Kids”!

29 June 2017

After a series of recent workshops, the Noongar Child Protection Council has been formed to “Stand up for our Kids”.

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Rising household costs will hit most vulnerable

22 June 2017

“Increasing the cost of essential household fees and charges in this way will directly result in more vulnerable and low income households in financial hardship,” said Louise Giolitto, CEO of WACOSS today.

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State Minimum Wage Increase Not Enough

14 June 2017

WACOSS has welcomed the increase to the state minimum wage, but expressed concern that a $16 per week increase is insufficient to arrest growing inequality within Western Australia.

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