Households can expect more big hikes in electricity bills in coming years, following the release of the WA Budget today. “This pain will be felt most by low income families, who are already struggling to meet big rises in fees and charges announced in the lead-up to the budget in June,” said Louise Giolitto, WACOSS […]
The Western Australian Council of Social Service condemns the recent attacks by the Government on people living in poverty, and is signatory to the joint statement released by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) today.
WACOSS condemns the drug-testing of welfare recipients. The policy demonises people on low incomes and does not address addiction, which is a serious health issue and requires an equally serious response. There is no evidence that drug testing people of income support works, and goes against previous recommendations to Government, from the Australian National Council […]