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Supporting regional communities to reduce alcohol-related harms

April 11, 2019

Supporting regional communities to reduce alcohol-related harms The Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) and the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) call on the State Government to support community engagement in reducing alcohol related harms in the Pilbara Region. The Pilbara has some of the highest levels of alcohol […]

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WACOSS eNews submission form

May 7, 2017

  WACOSS Sector News is a fortnightly electronic newsletter from the sector for the sector. Subscribe now and stay up to date with the latest news, training events and movements from the WA Community Services Sector. The WACOSS Bulletin is a fortnightly electronic newsletter sharing WACOSS information, submissions, advocacy work, media, and events. If your organisation you would […]

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April 25, 2017

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has a vision for an inclusive, just and equitable society. Our mission is to advocate for social change to improve the well-being of Western Australians and strengthen the community services sector that supports them. By challenging systems, behaviours and attitudes that create poverty, inequality and exclusion, we strive to […]

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Gambling harm set to increase with introduction of Bill

September 4, 2019

The decision by the WA Labor Government, Liberal Opposition and the Nationals to allow simulated gambling in TAB outlets across Western Australia has been slammed by the social service and public health sectors, as a ‘sweetener’ to the sale of the state-owned asset. The Western Australian Council of Social Service declared it a dark day […]

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April 25, 2017
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Debra Zanella

April 26, 2017

Debra is the Chief Executive Officer of Ruah Community Services, and has been serving in the role since 2016. Prior to this she held the Chief Executive Officer position at Hope Community Services, and Director of Organisational Development at St John of God Subiaco. As CEO of Hope Community Services Debra oversaw significant growth and […]

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WACOSS and FCAWA Submission on Newstart

September 13, 2019

WACOSS and FCAWA submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee on the adequacy of Newstart and related payments.

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Tips and Tricks of Program Measurement

March 28, 2018

What is the difference between measurement and evaluation? Why do we need consultants to evaluate our programs? What sort of measurement or evaluation do we do ourselves, and when do we need external assistance? In our current changing procurement environment of understanding and measuring outcomes, it can be very unclear as to what we are […]

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