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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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100 Families project funding to address entrenched disadvantage

2 May 2018

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has received a grant from Lotterywest for a cross-sector project 100 Families, announced today by the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA Premier of Western Australia. 100 Families will engage with a significant social problem – entrenched disadvantage among families – and develop a comprehensive evidence base of the causes […]

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Community Services Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

13 April 2018

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Community Services Excellence Awards (CSEA), with 31 outstanding candidates named by Honourable Simone McGurk, Minister for Community Services. The awards, presented by WACOSS in partnership with the State Government, recognise the work of organisations and individuals in the community services sector, who have demonstrably made a positive difference […]

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Safe, secure, affordable housing the key to reducing homelessness

14 March 2018

Homelessness is increasing in Australia, despite strong economic growth, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today. The national rate shows an alarming upward trend – for every 10,000 Australians, 50 are homelessness – though WA homelessness rates have fallen by 11 per cent. While the rate per 10,000 people in WA […]

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