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. 

Fair Food WA joint Submission on Supermarket Prices

Since the pandemic, the focus on major supermarkets and their relationship with consumers has gained significant attention. Australians rely heavily on supermarkets to supply them with food, groceries and essential […]

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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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State Budget Submission Summary 2024-2025

Our State Budget Submission analysis and recommendations address gaps in services, identify supports that need to be bolstered, and charts the systemic changes required for a strong and fair Western […]

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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. 

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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