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August 2018
14
Aug

Pre-Budget Submission Conversation

Esperance

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Each year WACOSS presents a Pre-Budget Submission to the WA State Government, which advocates for better investment in the community services sector. WACOSS holds conversations with the community services sector to understand the most pressing matters, the trends across services and organisations. These concerns are presented in the submission to the State Government. All members of the community services sector are invited to join in the conversations. The event is free to attend, and no need to RSVP. WACOSS looks…

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23
Aug

Pre-Budget Submission Conversation

Karratha

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Each year WACOSS presents a Pre-Budget Submission to the WA State Government, which advocates for better investment in the community services sector. WACOSS holds conversations with the community services sector to understand the most pressing matters, the trends across services and organisations. These concerns are presented in the submission to the State Government. All members of the community services sector are invited to join in the conversations. The event is free to attend. WACOSS looks forward to receiving your input…

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23
Aug

Making PLACE Pilbara – Perth Panel

Karratha

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join WACOSS for the Pilbara & Perth: Making PLACE Panel event on creating strong, vibrant and connected communities in WA. A discussion between leaders of place-based work from both the metro and Pilbara region will compare stories of success, challenges and collaboration practice. The panel event will be followed by a community sector sundowner from 5pm. All members of the community services sector are invited to join in the conversations. The event is free to attend thanks to the support…

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23
Aug

Pilbara Community Sector Sundowner

Karratha

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join WACOSS for the Pilbara & Perth: Making PLACE Panel event on creating strong, vibrant and connected communities in WA. A discussion between leaders of place-based work from both the metro and Pilbara region will compare stories of success, challenges and collaboration practice. The panel event will be followed by a community sector sundowner from 5pm. All members of the community services sector are invited to join in the conversations. The event is free to attend thanks to the support…

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October 2018
26
Oct

Budget Submission launch

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

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26
Oct

Annual General Meeting 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  The Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity for members to be involved in the Council’s decision making, to hear the results of the Board election, and to share reflections about our significant achievements over the past year, and directions for the coming year. Debra Zanella, President of the WACOSS Board, and Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, look forward to welcoming members and supporters to this special annual event. Members will receive relevant voting information prior to the meeting.

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31
Oct

Budget Submission launch – Newman

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

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November 2018
12
Nov

Budget Submission launch – Karratha

9:30 am - 10:30 am

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

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20
Nov

Budget Submission launch – Hedland

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

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21
Nov

Whole-of-Sector Outcomes Framework Conversation

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. As part of a broader engagement strategy, WACOSS is inviting you to come along to a half-day interactive conversation about the Framework’s first and second prototypes.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. The aim of the Framework is to create scaffolding that assists in linking outcomes across different agencies and programs, and in particular to address some of the siloes in service delivery that have been evident across program, agency and departmental levels, in turn generating better service delivery outcomes for the community. As part of…

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January 2019
23
Jan

Whole-of-Sector Outcomes Framework Conversation

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. As part of a broader engagement strategy, WACOSS is inviting you to come along to a half-day interactive conversation about the Framework’s first and second prototypes.

This is the second conversation, following on from the first sell-out event in November 2018.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. The aim of the Framework is to create scaffolding that assists in linking outcomes across different agencies and programs, and in particular to address some of the siloes in service delivery that have been evident across program, agency and departmental levels, in turn generating better service delivery outcomes for the community. As part of…

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February 2019
06
Feb

Funding and Contract Advocacy Consultation

A joint event by WACOSS and Community Employers WA.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

With pressure building across the sector the Western Australian Council of Social Service in partnership with Community Employers WA will be holding a consultation with community service organisations to assist with funding, contracts, and how to renegotiate the terms of your contracts. This is particularly important given the increasing impact of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) and changes to indexation policy. Programs and services are increasingly being squeezed, with pressure to deliver high-quality, sustainable services that achieve positive outcomes under old…

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20
Feb

Whole-of-Sector Outcomes Framework Conversation

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. As part of a broader engagement strategy, WACOSS is inviting you to come along to a half-day interactive conversation about the Framework’s first and second prototypes.

This is the third conversation, following on from the first sell-out event in November 2018, and the conversation in January 2019. To register for January instead, click here.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. The aim of the Framework is to create scaffolding that assists in linking outcomes across different agencies and programs, and in particular to address some of the siloes in service delivery that have been evident across program, agency and departmental levels, in turn generating better service delivery outcomes for the community. As part of…

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March 2019
22
Mar

Governance Changes for NGOs

9:30 am - 11:00 am

This event will be useful for organisations that would like: An update on where the regulatory environment of governance is heading for NGOs Possible changes that will be occurring to the ACNC's objectives and activities Advocacy you can and can't do as a charity Whether the purpose of your organisation impacts your ability to advocate The event will be hosted by Professor David Gilchrist, a chartered accountant with more than 30 years working in the human services sector in Australia. This…

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April 2019
01
Apr

Emerging Issues Forum

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Emerging Issues Forum held annually, provides analysis to inform the service and strategic planning needs of the executives and Boards of community service providers into the future. Emerging Issues is an environmental scan, focusing on the future of the changing social, economic, and political contexts. It offers the sector the most current and relevant information on trends that are constantly changing, in order for them to address the most pressing needs of people facing disadvantage and those placed in…

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09
Apr

WA State Budget Mid Year Review

10:00 am - 11:30 am

WACOSS has secured an opportunity for members to hear directly from the Department of Treasury, on the current economic performance of Western Australia. Alistair Jones, Executive Director of the Economic Business Unit and Michael Andrews, Acting Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Evaluation, will be offering a briefing for WACOSS members, to give an insight into the Mid-Year Budget Review, highlighting the impact that the Justice Pipeline program has on the WA economy, and an update on the impact of…

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June 2019
27
Jun

Charities: Their Nature and Purpose

Presented by Professor David Gilchrist, a partnership between The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Council of Social Service.

4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

The University of Western Australia Business School, in partnership with WACOSS, invites you to the next event in the 2019 Morgan Stanley Series, Charities: Their Nature and Purpose, presented by Professor David Gilchrist on Thursday 27 June 2019. The establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission in 2013 was a watershed in relation to the place of charities in the Australian community and economy. Its existence has given focus to a number of national discussions that have arisen over the…

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August 2019
05
Aug

Public forum on electronic gambling and harm

WACOSS is collaborating with the Public Health Association of Australia (WA Branch), Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, and Anglicare WA.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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 of Western Australians.

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October 2019
25
Oct

State Budget Submission launch and Annual General Meeting

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Western Australian Council of Social Service are pleased to welcome you to the State Budget Submission launch. Each year, WACOSS provides the Western Australian Government with a State Budget Submission which reflects the sector's priorities for expenditure in the following State Budget. The Submission is a culmination of sector-wide consultation, forming a significant part of WACOSS policy and advocacy work, and influencing funding decisions for community services organisations across Western Australia.   State Budget Submission Registrations - 12:30 pm…

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28
Oct

The introduction of ‘Trackside’ electronic gaming machines in WA TABs and gambling harm

The WA Government recently passed a Bill as part of the sale and privatisation of the TAB which allows for simulated electronic gaming machines to be introduced in all TAB outlets across the state. This is pokies in disguise. 

Passing this Bill will knowingly result in an increase in gambling related harms in our community, and the impacts on health and wellbeing will be felt by the whole community. As a state that has safeguarded communities from gaming machines outside of the casino, this is a step in the wrong direction. It’s not too late for the Government to stop electronic gaming from causing harm in our communities.

Community members who would like to express concerns and ask questions are invited to the public forum to hear from experts on the issue, and have a chance to have your say on gaming machines in WA.

The Hon. Ben Wyatt, Treasurer, and the Hon. Paul Papalia, Minister for Racing and Gaming have been invited to attend this event.

Join the conversation on social media using #DontBetOnHealth

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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