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WA Election: Major Parties Miss the Mark on Poverty

4 March 2021

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has released a State Election scorecard, which reveals that the two major parties have widely missed the mark on tackling issues of poverty and inequality in Western Australia, with only the Greens receiving better than a failing score.

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Feds Fail to Increase JobSeeker to What is Needed

23 February 2021

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has slammed the decision by the Federal Government to increase JobSeeker by an insulting $3.57 a day.

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Investing in the safety and wellbeing of women and their children

11 February 2021

The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing, Stopping Family Violence, and the Western Australian Council of Social Services would like to congratulate the WA Labor Government on its 60 million dollar investment in expanding its response to family and domestic violence in this State.

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Community Services Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

19 January 2021

Finalists have been announced for the 2021 Community Services Excellence Awards, with 32 outstanding nominees named by the Honourable Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Community Services.

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Household Energy Efficiency Scheme will assist families reduce power bills

29 December 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the announcement of a four-year, $13 million scheme to assist low-income households with large bills to reduce their energy consumption.

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Before the Cuts Began, Income Support Was Finally Covering Living Costs

17 December 2020

New figures from the Western Australian Council of Social Service have revealed the overwhelmingly positive impact that increased income support, had for people locked out of paid employment earlier this year.

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