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Presentation to The Parliamentary Friends for Children

14 March 2019

Louise Giolitto, CEO, and Sue Nye, Manager Early Years, presented a whole-of-government Child Poverty and Wellbeing Strategy to the Parliamentary Friends for Children on Thursday 14 March 2019. One in three single parent households in WA live in poverty, and early intervention is critical to the wellbeing of a child and poverty is the main […]

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Making Place WACOSS Conference Papers available for download

3 May 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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Statement on the outcome of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

20 November 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 […]

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WACOSS position on mandatory drug testing

30 August 2017

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 […]

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Budget Briefing content

14 August 2017

The Western Australian Council of Social Services will be holding a special community sector briefing on the outcomes of …

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Service Priority Review Update

14 August 2017

The Service Priority Review panel has consulted widely, including with government agencies, the community services sector …

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