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Statement regarding corruption allegations within the WA Housing Authority

18 November 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service is disappointed and greatly concerned to hear claims of corruption within the Housing Authority. We welcome the announcement by Premier Mark McGowan of the independent review by the Public Sector Commission.

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Community sector sets out blueprint for Thriving Communities in WA

25 October 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service will today release the State Budget Submission, A Thriving Community: Hope, Inclusion and Trust, the peak body’s platform of changes needed to enable local Western Australian communities to thrive. The annual Submission proposes a series of policy priorities for the Western Australian Government to invest in, as part […]

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WA’s first Food Relief Framework Report identifies solutions to food insecurity

3 October 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) will today launch the Food Relief Framework report, a two-year project dedicated to understanding food relief in WA, the first of its kind in Australia. The report will be launched by the Honourable Simone McGurk, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; […]

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No pokies in WA, State Government gambling with public health

5 August 2019

Public health professionals and the social services sector have united to urge the WA parliament to not risk voter’s health by lifting restrictions on addictive electronic gambling. Legislation for the sale of the TAB is currently being considered by State Parliament. The Bill will enable the introduction of highly addictive simulated racing machines, known as […]

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Statement on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples

12 July 2019

Formally acknowledging and reconciling the wrongs perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—and their long legacy of ongoing trauma—must be a national priority. It’s crucial the Federal Government works genuinely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to get the process and the wording right. Australia’s network of Councils of Social Service […]

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WACOSS welcomes McGowan Government decision to support fairer funding for sector

27 June 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the State Government’s announcement today of changes to the indexation policy for community service contracts. Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS, said that the changes announced by the McGowan Government are a reversal of an unfair and unreasonable policy introduced by the then Barnett Government in […]

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