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Families experiencing entrenched disadvantage less likely to be food secure, study shows

6 June 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.

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Less Budget pain for households but few gains for communities

9 May 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service acknowledged efforts in today’s WA Budget to keep rises in household fees and charges low, but considers more action is needed to provide direct support for low-income households to wind-back high rates of financial hardship in WA. “The Treasurer’s third budget continues the steady path back to surplus […]

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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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