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Funding being cut despite increase in demand for emergency relief

3 June 2021

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) has sounded the alarm that funding for community services providing emergency relief, which was doubled by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and tripled by Lotterywest during the pandemic, is coming to an end this month, despite an increase in demand for support.

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Superficial Federal Budget fails to deliver for Western Australians in need

12 May 2021

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed the increased focus on women, childcare, and aged care in the Federal Budget, but says it has widely missed the mark in addressing the growing divide in our community.

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Historic Election Result Mandate for a Bold, Progressive Direction

15 March 2021

The Western Australian Council of Social Service congratulates Premier Mark McGowan and WA Labor for their comprehensive victory at the 2021 State Election.

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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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