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Peak Consumer Bodies Call For Immediate Action On The Pay Day Loan Legislation

31 May 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service, Consumer Credit Legal Service (WA) Inc and the Financial Counsellors Association of WA are calling on the Federal Government to urgently pass legislation to protect vulnerable consumers from the lending practices of pay day lenders.

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Council supports increase for people struggling to make ends meet

24 May 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service supports the City of Fremantle in their decision to back an increase to the Newstart allowance, which hasn’t experienced a real increase in more than 24 years. The decision, made by the council tonight, is formal recognition that people cannot survive on the inadequate rate of Newstart and […]

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$50 a week minimum wage increase needed in WA

17 May 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has made a submission to the State’s Industrial Relations Commission

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WA families still doing it tough

10 May 2018

Western Australian households are copping a double whammy from both the State and Federal budgets, with no relief in sight from major household fees and charges, for the second year running.

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Pressure on WA Budget to support people experiencing hardship

9 May 2018

The release of the Federal Budget yesterday will increase pressure on the State Budget to address the needs of households facing hardship. The Federal Government Budget has failed to provide: Adequate social security – Newstart and Youth Allowance have not seen an increase in more than 24 years. More than 100,000 Western Australians reliant on […]

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Making Place WACOSS Conference Papers available for download

3 May 2018

The Making Place WACOSS Conference 2018 was a celebration of place-based success and achievements. Thank you to everyone who joined us from far and wide. Papers and presentations from the event can be downloaded here.  

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