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Cutting JobSeeker for Christmas is Calculated Cruelty

November 10, 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

October 27, 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

October 8, 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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Financial Hardship Resources

September 30, 2020

Many people may be feeling the effects of COVID-19 right now, and help is available from community service organisations, including financial counselling, food vouchers, assistance with bills, emergency accommodation, and referrals to other supports and services.

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JobSeeker cuts push thousands of Western Australians into poverty

September 25, 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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West Australians back a permanent increase to JobSeeker

September 21, 2020

An extra 250,000 Western Australians will be living in poverty by the end of the week, following the Federal Government’s cut to the JobSeeker Coronavirus Supplement.

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