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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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