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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]