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Council supports increase for people struggling to make ends meet

May 24, 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service supports the City of Fremantle in their decision to back an increase to the Newstart allowance, which hasn’t experienced a real increase in more than 24 years. The decision, made by the council tonight, is formal recognition that people cannot survive on the inadequate rate of Newstart and […]

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$50 a week minimum wage increase needed in WA

May 17, 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has made a submission to the State’s Industrial Relations Commission

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WA families still doing it tough

May 10, 2018

Western Australian households are copping a double whammy from both the State and Federal budgets, with no relief in sight from major household fees and charges, for the second year running.

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Pressure on WA Budget to support people experiencing hardship

May 9, 2018

The release of the Federal Budget yesterday will increase pressure on the State Budget to address the needs of households facing hardship. The Federal Government Budget has failed to provide: Adequate social security – Newstart and Youth Allowance have not seen an increase in more than 24 years. More than 100,000 Western Australians reliant on […]

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100 Families project funding to address entrenched disadvantage

May 2, 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has received a grant from Lotterywest for a cross-sector project 100 Families, announced today by the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA Premier of Western Australia. 100 Families will engage with a significant social problem – entrenched disadvantage among families – and develop a comprehensive evidence base of the causes […]

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Community Services Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

April 13, 2018

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Community Services Excellence Awards (CSEA), with 31 outstanding candidates named by Honourable Simone McGurk, Minister for Community Services. The awards, presented by WACOSS in partnership with the State Government, recognise the work of organisations and individuals in the community services sector, who have demonstrably made a positive difference […]

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