WACOSS membership is made up of a vast network of individuals and organisations who are committed to our vision to create an inclusive, just and equitable society for all Western Australians.
WACOSS’s policy submissions and advocacy work are aimed at influencing policy decision makers at both a State and Federal level to provide a voice for vulnerable Western Australians.
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WACOSS events provide a unique opportunity to network with sector leaders and take part in important sector discussions that will shape the future outcomes for those we represent.
WACOSS’s policy submissions and advocacy work is aimed at influencing policy decision makers at both a State and Federal level to provide a voice for vulnerable Western Australians.
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April 25, 2017
Co-Design Project WACOSS has been working with the State Government to deliver a set of consistent principles for co-design in Western Australia. This ongoing project will provide Government with the guidelines and tools to work with service providers and vulnerable people in designing smarter services in Western Australia. Download Co-Design Toolkit Budget Submission Every […]Read more
Connecting Early Years Portal This portal was purpose built for Early Years Networks, allowing them to collaborate, share tools and resources, and contribute to the shared learning for all Networks. With more than 45 Early Years Networks working around the state, the portal gives Networks a collaborative way to improve outcomes for children and […]Read more
Cost of Living report launch
December 2, 2019
Our independent research on the changing cost of living for low income households provides critical evidence to support advocacy about poverty in Western Australia. Our analysis offers insight into the changing financial pressures being faced by different households experiencing economic hardship and stress Following the official proceedings, there will be a sundowner event offering networking […]Read more
Community sector sets out blueprint for Thriving Communities in WA
October 25, 2019
The Western Australian Council of Social Service will today release the State Budget Submission, A Thriving Community: Hope, Inclusion and Trust, the peak body’s platform of changes needed to enable local Western Australian communities to thrive. The annual Submission proposes a series of policy priorities for the Western Australian Government to invest in, as part […]Read more
State Budget Submission 2020-2021
The State Budget Submission, A Thriving Community: Hope, Inclusion and Trust, is the culmination of sector-wide conversations of the most pressing issues facing the sector, and the recommendations for the State Government Budget.Read more
State Budget Submission 2020-2021 Summary
October 23, 2019
This is a summary of the State Budget Submission, presented in a format that is modelled on the Outcomes Framework. To read the full report visit: State Budget Submission 2020-2021Read more
Community keen for action on Our Priorities
February 20, 2019
The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the McGowan Government’s renewed focus and direction, Our Priorities, released today. “Many of the focus areas in the Premier’s Priorities align with the community service priorities championed by WACOSS on behalf of frontline services,” said Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS. The early years of life […]Read more
Public forum on electronic gambling and harm
July 22, 2019
The WA Government is currently considering legislation to privatise the TAB, the state-owned betting agency. As part of the sale, the legislation will permit simulated racing machines to be placed in TABs in WA. Come along to hear from experts talk about why permitting simulated racing machines is not a good idea for the health […]Read more
State Budget Submission Busselton Forum
July 8, 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 those […]Read more
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