As part of our advocacy to Government, we gather on-the-ground information from our members and the sector, which forms our strategic insights and policy recommendations in our Submissions. 

State Wage Case Submission 2024

Introduction The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) considers the minimum wage to be a vital means of protecting low-income workers from poverty. An adequate and appropriate minimum wage...

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Submission into Food Advertising

Feasibility study on options to limit unhealthy food marketing to children: Policy options for public consultation Response to the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Submission overview In...

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Submission on the ATCO Gas access arrangement

Access Arrangement for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution System The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Economic Regulation Authority...

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We develop and write publications, some of which are produced yearly, such as the Cost of Living Report, which contribute to more in-depth policy conversations, and advocate for those on the lowest incomes, people in poverty, and experiencing disadvantage. 

Sustainable Funding Survey Report 2024

Presented here are the results of the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) Sustainable Funding Survey for 2024. It is the second iteration of the survey which is intended...

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2023 Cost of Living Report

Reports from frontline community sector organisations make it very clear that people in Western Australia are feeling the pressure of wage inequity and increasing costs. Supermarket chains are posting record...

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We share our presentations from key events and report launches, to give you greater insight into our strategic thinking, and invite you to download our key topics and take away notes from the event. 

Planning for Partnership Framework

With support from the Department of Health, WACOSS has developed a Planning for Partnership Framework, providing clear guidance on how to build the most robust, effective cross-sector partnerships and collaborations....

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