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JobSeeker cuts push thousands of Western Australians into poverty

25 September 2020

The Federal Government has chosen to throw more than two million people across Australia, including over 200,000 Western Australians into poverty,

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West Australians back a permanent increase to JobSeeker

21 September 2020

An extra 250,000 Western Australians will be living in poverty by the end of the week, following the Federal Government’s cut to the JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement.

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Real Estate Lobby Out of Touch with Reality

15 September 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has today condemned the new campaign by the Real Estate Institute of WA against the COVID-19 tenancy laws as being completely disconnected from the realities facing tenants in our state.

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15,000 WA jobs to be lost due to JobSeeker Cuts

15 September 2020

The Morrison Government’s planned cuts to the Coronavirus Supplement for people on JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and parenting payments would see the Western Australian economy lose nearly $2 billion and over 15,000 full-time jobs over the next two years, finds analysis by Deloitte Access Economics commissioned by The Australian Council of Social Service.

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Young income support recipients unfairly targeted for Northbridge violence

31 August 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service and the Youth Affairs Council of WA have expressed their significant disappointment at the continued stigmatism of young people receiving government income support.

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Federal Government must act on equal pay for community sector workers

27 August 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government to commit to extending funding that allows for the equal remuneration of community sector workers, ahead of Equal Pay Day on Friday.

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