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Electricity Disconnections at a 6-year high

12 April 2019

The residential electricity disconnection rate in Western Australia has hit a six year high, more than doubling over the past two years.

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Supporting regional communities to reduce alcohol-related harms

10 April 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) and the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) call on the State Government to support community engagement in reducing alcohol related harms in the Pilbara Region.

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

20 March 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.

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Commitment on Financial Counselling welcomed by peak bodies

25 February 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

20 February 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

6 February 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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