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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]