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 […]
Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Telethon Speech and Hearing. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent de Paul Society, and before that, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy at Southern Cross Care. Mark brings an incredible amount of governance experience with him to the WACOSS board. […]
This report is the product of roundtable events facilitated by WACOSS and the Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council between April 2018 and May 2019, to build partnership between Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Community Service Organisations. The report details partnership values and practices to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
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 […]
Not-for-profit Landscape Report The Not-for-profit Landscape Report is the first of its kind, providing a snapshot of the size and contribution of the sector to the West Australian community and economy. It also highlights the challenges facing providers in a changing landscape. Through this report, WACOSS is able to demonstrate the opportunities and risks facing […]