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Community keen for action on Our Priorities

February 20, 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the McGowan Government’s renewed focus and direction, Our Priorities, released today. “Many of the focus areas in the Premier’s Priorities align with the community service priorities championed by WACOSS on behalf of frontline services,” said Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS. The early years of life […]

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Finally, a voice for consumers ripped off by banks, superannuation and insurance companies

February 6, 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service, Consumer Credit Legal Service of WA, Financial Counselling Network and the Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA welcome the much-anticipated release of the final report, Royal Commission on Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. “For too long banks and financial services have placed greed and shareholder […]

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Funding and Contracting Advocacy resource hub

Concerns with the impact of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO), and changes to the Indexation Policy are increasing with the cumulative impact of the ERO. We continue to hear that programs and services are increasingly being squeezed, with pressure to deliver high-quality, sustainable services that achieve positive outcomes under old contracts, while also meeting the […]

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Making Place WACOSS Conference Papers available for download

May 3, 2018

The Making Place WACOSS Conference 2018 was a celebration of place-based success and achievements. Thank you to everyone who joined us from far and wide. Papers and presentations from the event can be downloaded here.  

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Single parents face a tough Christmas – Cost of Living in WA Report

December 20, 2018

Single parent families relying on casual work and the single parent payment will be facing a tough Christmas, according to the Cost of Living in WA 2018 launched today by the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS). “With very little to spare after meeting their basic living expenses, many single parents are at serious risk if […]

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Human Rights Day an opportunity to campaign and advocate for gender equality

December 10, 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) is challenging decision-makers, leaders, community service organisations, and individuals to stand up for human rights, and protect people experiencing disadvantage and hardship in this state, ahead of International Human Rights Day. International Human Rights Day, Monday 10 December, promotes the global need to take action on issues […]

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