Promise Watch is WACOSS’s summary of the key social policy and community sector-related announcements and promises which were made by each of the four main political parties (Liberals, Nationals, Labor & Greens) during the course of the 2013 WA election campaign.
For more information on Promise Watch, click here.
Party Policy Commitments
As part of our mission to advocate for social change to improve the well-being of Western Australians and to strengthen the community service sector that supports them, WACOSS seeks to provide independent information and non-partisan advice to our members and supporters on the social policies and priorities of the main parties involved in the 2013 State Election.
The Council wrote to the four main Western Australian political parties — Liberals WA, Nationals WA, WA Labor & The Greens (WA) — in December, asking them to respond concisely to the social policy priorities that were identified and agreed upon during our 2012 state-wide community sector consultations. The five priority areas reflect what the community service sector sees as both the most critical, and the emerging, social policy issues in WA.
The Questions each reflect the following pieces of WACOSS consultations and research:
Council’s 2013-14 Pre Budget Submission — Stronger Together: Working collaboratively for a socially sustainable WA: Housing and Homelessness Sustainable Community Services Children, Youth & Families Complex Needs Poverty & the Cost of Living
Equity; Diversity; Quality of life; Inter-connectedness; and Democracy & Governance.
The WACOSS Model of Social Sustainability:
The parties’ responses can be found by following the links on this page, they have been seperated into the subpage heading for each question and presented in table for easy comparison. Note that the responses are presented in two ways – by party (so that you can consider the entirety of a party’s social policy position across these issues) and by priority (so that you can compare how each of the parties respond to a particular issue). They are printed in the order in which they were received.
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