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Less Budget pain for households but few gains for communities

May 9, 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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Bitey

June 17, 2019

Shaks

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Amanda Hunt

April 26, 2017

Amanda is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitingCare West. Prior to this, she was the State Director for Mission Australia in Western Australia and South Australia. Amanda oversaw vast organisational change across both states with Mission Australia, and previously led a self-directed services reform agenda at Anglicare WA. Amanda brings a broad amount of experience […]

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Ashley Reid

Ashley is the Chief Executive Officer at Cancer Council Western Australia. Prior to this, Ashley has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ngala for the past five years. With over 20 years’ experience in the community and public sectors, Ashley has demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice and advocacy. Previously, Ashley has held executive […]

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WACOSS Submission on the Family and Domestic Violence Strategy

May 31, 2019

WACOSS submission on the Department of Communities 10-Year Strategy to Reduce Family and Domestic Violence consultation paper.

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State Budget Submission Mandurah Forum

June 18, 2019

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly […]

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Equitable Support

April 25, 2017

Cost of Living Report  Since 2007, WACOSS has produced an annual Cost of Living Report. Using consistent models and expert analysis, the report provides a snapshot of the emerging issues facing the Western Australian community. The report works to debunk myths surrounding people living on low wages by providing evidence based on data, rather than […]

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2013

June 26, 2013
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Electricity Disconnections at a 6-year high

April 12, 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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