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Homelessness Services at breaking point – the time to act is now

March 20, 2019

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Western Australia (WA) is set to soar unless additional, long-term State Government funding is secured, the community services sector has today warned. There are more than 9,000 Western Australians without a place to call home on any given night, with homelessness services reporting an alarming increase in people […]

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Presentation to The Parliamentary Friends for Children

March 14, 2019

Louise Giolitto, CEO, and Sue Nye, Manager Early Years, presented a whole-of-government Child Poverty and Wellbeing Strategy to the Parliamentary Friends for Children on Thursday 14 March 2019. One in three single parent households in WA live in poverty, and early intervention is critical to the wellbeing of a child and poverty is the main […]

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Commitment on Financial Counselling welcomed by peak bodies

February 25, 2019

The Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA (FCAWA) and The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcome the announcement by the Federal Opposition leader to impose a levy on banks of $640m over four years, with half of this used to double the number of financial counsellors. The Financial Services Royal Commission report identified the […]

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Community keen for action on Our Priorities

February 20, 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the McGowan Government’s renewed focus and direction, Our Priorities, released today. “Many of the focus areas in the Premier’s Priorities align with the community service priorities championed by WACOSS on behalf of frontline services,” said Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS. The early years of life […]

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Finally, a voice for consumers ripped off by banks, superannuation and insurance companies

February 6, 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service, Consumer Credit Legal Service of WA, Financial Counselling Network and the Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA welcome the much-anticipated release of the final report, Royal Commission on Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. “For too long banks and financial services have placed greed and shareholder […]

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Funding and Contracting Advocacy resource hub

Concerns with the impact of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO), and changes to the Indexation Policy are increasing with the cumulative impact of the ERO. We continue to hear that programs and services are increasingly being squeezed, with pressure to deliver high-quality, sustainable services that achieve positive outcomes under old contracts, while also meeting the […]

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