WACOSS has re-located to Level 2, 3 Loftus Street, West Leederville. The office will open from 9am, Tuesday 20 August 2019. Our new phone number is (08) 6381 5300 which will be operational from Tuesday. For urgent enquiries contact Steve Crotty, Director Corporate Services, 0457 099 004. For media enquiries contact Laurene Coller, Communications Officer, 0419 […]
No pokies in WA, State Government gambling with public health
August 5, 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 […]
Statement on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples
July 12, 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 […]
WACOSS welcomes McGowan Government decision to support fairer funding for sector
June 27, 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 […]
The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) is concerned that the decision today by the WA Industrial Relations Commission does not do enough to improve the pay of those on the lowest wages, and does little to address wage stagnation, increase consumer confidence, or boost our flat domestic economy.
Families experiencing entrenched disadvantage less likely to be food secure, study shows
June 6, 2019
More than 80 percent of disadvantaged households do not have stable access to food that meets their nutritional needs, according to the initial findings of a study into entrenched disadvantage in Perth.