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Bigger boost needed to the low-paid’s wages

14 June 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) is concerned that the decision today by the WA Industrial Relations Commission does not do enough to improve the pay of those on the lowest wages, and does little to address wage stagnation, increase consumer confidence, or boost our flat domestic economy.

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Families experiencing entrenched disadvantage less likely to be food secure, study shows

6 June 2019

More than 80 percent of disadvantaged households do not have stable access to food that meets their nutritional needs, according to the initial findings of a study into entrenched disadvantage in Perth.

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Less Budget pain for households but few gains for communities

9 May 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service acknowledged efforts in today’s WA Budget to keep rises in household fees and charges low, but considers more action is needed to provide direct support for low-income households to wind-back high rates of financial hardship in WA. “The Treasurer’s third budget continues the steady path back to surplus […]

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Electricity Disconnections at a 6-year high

12 April 2019

The residential electricity disconnection rate in Western Australia has hit a six year high, more than doubling over the past two years.

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Supporting regional communities to reduce alcohol-related harms

10 April 2019

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.

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Homelessness Services at breaking point – the time to act is now

20 March 2019

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Western Australia (WA) is set to soar unless additional, long-term State Government funding is secured, the community services sector has today warned.

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