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Consultation process - Supporting Communities Forum

The Government’s Supporting Communities policy has committed to building on the relationships created between government and the community services sector, ensure that these relationships are extended to a much broader range of stakeholders.

Pre Budget Submission – watch this space

WACOSS will begin consulting with community sector providers to continue to build our understanding of the current key priorities and challenges for the sector in preparation for the 2018/19 Pre Budget Submission.

NAIDOC Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Perth NAIDOC awards 2017! WACOSS would like to make a special mention to the Program of the Year Yorganop, and the Outstanding Achievement award, our WA treasurer Hon Ben Wyatt MLA

Call to Fund ERO Costs in State Budget

The campaign to get the WA Government to recognise the impact of the ERO and minimum wage cases on services will have a greater chance of success with examples of the services and people affected. WACOSS is calling for affected services to please send their story asap …

Impact of National Minimum Wage and ERO on Community Services

Following feedback from the launch, WACOSS and CEWA have revised the ‘Industry Response’ section of the report and fine-tuned our recommendations.

WACOSS New Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website - The new site offers a fresh look which is easy to navigate and helps the sector quickly find the information they need.

Employment Opportunities Available

There are several new and exciting opportunities available at WACOSS - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Communications Officer, Program Support Officer Social Policy .

WACOSS Training & Events

Thank you to our Sponsors

WACOSS would like to thank our sponsors for the Community Relief and Resilience Conference, Building Resilient Communities. Our current sponsors are as follows: Synergy, The Salvation Army, Anglicare WA and Foodbank.

Second Panel Announced – Community Relief and Resilience Conference

Join our panel as they discuss “What are the chances for low income families to break the poverty cycle?”. This is the second panel presentation of the conference.

New Model for WACOSS Training 

Member’s training needs will get top priority in the new model for delivery of WACOSS training from 1 July. We will now provide tailored solutions on request. 

Sector News

ACOSS calls on governments to finally get Australia on track

ACOSS is calling on governments to use the Finkel Report to design an energy system that will both reduce energy prices and deliver on our international obligation to reduce carbon pollution and transition to clean energy.

AASW (WA) New Graduates Networking Night

The New Graduates Practice Group will be hosting a networking night for social work graduates and students. This event will also include a guest speaker who will discuss the success and personal challenges they faced in their own social work career.

Productivity Commission Human Services Reforms Draft Report

The Productivity Commission is seeking comment on its draft report: "Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Humans Services".

Free IT resources to assist your organisation

Last week Infoxchange launched a brand new version of Improve IT, a website full of free resources for people working in not-for-profit organisations who want to make the most of the technology that is available to make their work better and easier.

NFP Law launches tax app

Not-for-profit Law is excited to launch its Tax Concessions Guide web application, which helps not-for-profit organisations work out if they are eligible, or remain eligible for income tax exemption.

Upcoming Office Space - Claisebrook Lotteries House

Claisebrook Lotteries House will have available office space on the ground floor from early July 2017. The space is 17sqm and is a good size for either a small organisation or as additional space in a central location for a larger organisation.

Sector Training & Events

Social Impact Festival 2017

The Festival is a series of unique and highly participatory events held from 18 to 28 July in Western Australia. It is a platform for cutting-edge knowledge, celebrating initiatives, creating positive change and generating insights that help to address complex social problems.

Workshop: Responding to Challenging Behaviours - 21 June

This one day workshop will give participants the opportunity to gain knowledge in identifying and assessing potentially difficult situations and strategies in managing highly emotional situations.

Living Proud Fundraiser

Living Proud WA presents ALLIANCE, at the Rosemount Hotel on 25 June. Profits from this event will help in ensuring Living Proud continue to provide valuable services to the LGBTQI+ community.

AASW- Legal Education for Social Workers

The AASW in conjunction with Slater & Gordon Lawyers is pleased to present this workshop which will provide the legal information you need to know to improve your daily social work practice.

Free seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the Australian Evaluation Society. This seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with other AES members in Western Australia, to share and learn from the experiences of other evaluators. 
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