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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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West Australians want a permanent increase to JobSeeker

14 July 2020

A landmark study has found that more than two million West Australians – nearly 75 percent of the population – support a permanent increase in the JobSeeker rate.

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Welcome Extra Support to Keep People Connected

31 March 2020

WACOSS has warmly welcomed the McGowan Government’s announcement today of additional support for WA households experiencing financial hardship.

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