News & Media

News & Media

Feds Fail to Increase JobSeeker to What is Needed

February 23, 2021

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has slammed the decision by the Federal Government to increase JobSeeker by an insulting $3.57 a day. “This miserly increase to JobSeeker is not even close to what is required,” said Louise Giolitto, CEO, WACOSS. “Scott Morrison could not make clearer his utter disdain for the needs of […]

Read more

Investing in the safety and wellbeing of women and their children

February 11, 2021

The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing, Stopping Family Violence, and the Western Australian Council of Social Services would like to congratulate the WA Labor Government on its 60 million dollar investment in expanding its response to family and domestic violence in this State.

Read more

Community Services Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

January 19, 2021

Finalists have been announced for the 2021 Community Services Excellence Awards, with 32 outstanding nominees named by the Honourable Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Community Services.

Read more

Household Energy Efficiency Scheme will assist families reduce power bills

December 29, 2020

The Western Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the announcement of a four-year, $13 million scheme to assist low-income households with large bills to reduce their energy consumption.

Read more

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

December 17, 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.

Read more

Funding Boost Recognises Importance of Community Sector in Recovery

December 14, 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.

Read more

Search articles

Media Inquiries

  • For media inquiries please contact us during office hours on (08) 6381 5300
  • After hours media contact:
  • Louise Giollitto
  • 0411 534 911


Support why you should stay informed by following our LinkIn feed here

Share news or promote an event in our eNews publications

Find out more here

Sector eNews and Bulletins