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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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State Plan Charts Course Through Recovery

27 July 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed yesterday’s release of the State Government’s comprehensive WA Recovery Plan. The plan sets out a course forward through investing in a range of initiatives, including those targeted towards supporting communities and people experiencing hardship.

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Cashless Gambling No Winner

24 July 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has slammed the introduction by Crown Perth to enable people to buy gaming chips at the table using debit cards, in a trial starting from Monday.

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Western Australians set to suffer as JobSeeker plunged below poverty line

22 July 2020

Frontline community services in WA have warned that nearly 250,000 Western Australians will be plunged below the poverty line when the Coronavirus supplement is reduced in September.

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JobSeeker cuts misguided and cruel

21 July 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has expressed its alarm at today’s announcement that the Federal Government will slash the JobSeeker coronavirus supplement by $300 a fortnight.

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