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WACOSS briefing – AEC Rules on Third Party Political Advocacy

June 29, 2018

A briefing on the change to the Commonwealth Electoral Act, which was passed in Parliament on 15 March 2018 and has changed the definition of political expenditure.

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May 29, 2018
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Pre-Budget Submission Conversation

July 16, 2018

Each year WACOSS presents a Pre-Budget Submission to the WA State Government, which advocates for better investment in the community services sector. WACOSS holds conversations with the community services sector to understand the most pressing matters, the trends across services and organisations. These concerns are presented in the submission to the State Government. All members […]

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Mark Fitzpatrick

April 26, 2017

Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech and Hearing. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent de Paul Society, and before that, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy at Southern Cross Care. Mark brings an incredible amount of governance experience with him to the WACOSS board. […]

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Stronger Sector

April 25, 2017

Not-for-profit Landscape Report  The Not-for-profit Landscape Report is the first of its kind, providing a snapshot of the size and contribution of the sector to the West Australian community and economy. It also highlights the challenges facing providers in a changing landscape. Through this report, WACOSS is able to demonstrate the opportunities and risks facing […]

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June 26, 2011
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$18 Increase to State Minimum Wage Inadequate

June 13, 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service expressed its concern the $18 per week increase to the State Minimum Wage announced today by the WA Industrial Relations Commission is inadequate. The new rate of $726.90 per week or $19.12 per hour falls far short of the $50 per week increase called for by WACOSS and […]

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Collaboration for Sustainability

March 28, 2018

In the Australian Institute of Company Directors NFP Governance & Performance Survey 2014; fifty per cent of Directors of not-for-profit social service organisations said in the past year they have discussed the possibility of a merger. About a quarter of these organisations are expecting a merger to happen within the next two years. Deciding to […]

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