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Statement on the outcome of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

November 20, 2017

Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) supports the recommendations in the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory report, and is pleased that the recommendations have focused on early intervention measures that aim to keep young people out of child protection and youth justice systems. WACOSS has championed […]

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Put Compassion at the Heart of Our Community

October 30, 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

September 7, 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

August 30, 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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WACOSS position on mandatory drug testing

WACOSS condemns the drug-testing of welfare recipients. The policy demonises people on low incomes and does not address addiction, which is a serious health issue and requires an equally serious response. There is no evidence that drug testing people of income support works, and goes against previous recommendations to Government, from the Australian National Council […]

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Department of Communities Tenders update

August 15, 2017

Following a Special Members Bulletin last Friday, the Department has responded to WACOSS and sector concerns regarding …

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