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Before the Cuts Began, Income Support Was Finally Covering Living Costs

17 December 2020

New figures from the Western Australian Council of Social Service have revealed the overwhelmingly positive impact that increased income support, had for people locked out of paid employment earlier this year.

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Funding Boost Recognises Importance of Community Sector in Recovery

14 December 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service and Community Employers WA have applauded today’s announcement of a $15 million funding boost for the community services sector by the McGowan Government for the 12 months to June 2022.

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Cutting JobSeeker for Christmas is Calculated Cruelty

10 November 2020

“The Federal Government’s announcement today to cut JobSeeker even further, will have a disastrous impact on people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and without work.

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Funding shortfall for WA charities costing job quality and services

27 October 2020

New evidence out today from University of Western Australia (UWA) has revealed the state’s charities are facing increasing financial pressure resulting in fewer services and lower quality jobs in the sector.

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WA Budget: Welcome focus on people’s hip-pocket and Aboriginal wellbeing

8 October 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed the focus on Aboriginal communities and wellbeing in today’s State Budget, as well as keeping household bills manageable.

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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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