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WACOSS has moved

19 August 2019

WACOSS has re-located to Level 2, 3 Loftus Street, West Leederville. Our new phone number is 08 6381 5300.    

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No pokies in WA, State Government gambling with public health

5 August 2019

Public health professionals and the social services sector have united to urge the WA parliament to not risk voter’s health by lifting restrictions on addictive electronic gambling. Legislation for the sale of the TAB is currently being considered by State Parliament. The Bill will enable the introduction of highly addictive simulated racing machines, known as […]

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Electronic Gaming Machine restrictions in WA – advocacy and resources

5 August 2019

The community services sector, and WACOSS as the peak body of the sector in WA, have concerns about a Bill currently before State Parliament, which will see the inclusion of ‘Trackside’ as part of the privatisation of TAB (betting agencies). Trackside is an electronic gambling machine that simulates horse and dog races. WACOSS strongly opposes […]

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Statement on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples

12 July 2019

Formally acknowledging and reconciling the wrongs perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—and their long legacy of ongoing trauma—must be a national priority. It’s crucial the Federal Government works genuinely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to get the process and the wording right. Australia’s network of Councils of Social Service […]

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Funding and Contracting Advocacy resource hub

4 July 2019

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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WACOSS welcomes McGowan Government decision to support fairer funding for sector

27 June 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the State Government’s announcement today of changes to the indexation policy for community service contracts. Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS, said that the changes announced by the McGowan Government are a reversal of an unfair and unreasonable policy introduced by the then Barnett Government in […]

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