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Cost of living increases make it even tougher for low-income families

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  A new report says living costs are outpacing income growth in WA, hurting families on the lowest incomes Western Australians living below the poverty line are spending close to three

WA spends big on community housing

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  The state government has announced it will pump over $125 million into social housing  The build of 300 new community housing units will ease homelessness pressures, WA housing advocates

Charities stretched beyond capacity as hunger crisis takes hold

Luke Michael, Thursday, 3rd October 2019 -  Western Australian charities are struggling to cope with growing and entrenched demand for food relief, according to new research outlining possible solutions to the state’s hunger

‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet on virtual racing machines. The

Vulnerable families forced to choose between heating and eating

Luke Michael, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  More than 80 per cent of disadvantaged families in Perth cannot afford to buy healthy food for their children, new research shows. The 100 Families WA study revealed many struggling

NFPs struggling to measure their impact

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  Charities need greater funding support to measure outcomes with many not for profits lacking the resources to do so effectively, new research has found. The report from the University

Banking Royal Commission Prompts Calls for Greater Financial Counselling Support

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  Charities are calling for increased funding for financial counselling services to prevent vulnerable people being preyed upon by “unethical bankers”, in wake of damning findings

Federal Government Under Fire Over Funding Allocations

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  The peak body for Western Australian social services has lashed out at the federal government for cutting funding to domestic and family violence programs in the state, saying it

Remote Indigenous Housing Under Threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  The Turnbull government has been urged to renew its investment in remote Indigenous housing, with the completion of the National Partnership on Remote Housing leaving several states

Calls for Super ‘Splitting’ for WA De Facto Couples

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -    Community superannuation fund HESTA and the Western Australian welfare sector are calling on the WA government to change the Family Law Act to allow de facto couples to split

Rise of WA Minimum Wage is ‘Not Enough’

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th June 2017 -  The peak body for the social service sector in WA has said the $16-a-week rise for the state’s lowest paid workers is welcome, but is not enough. The state Industrial Relations

CommunityWest’s Journey Comes to an End

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  A not-for-profit aged care consultancy that has been serving the Western Australian community for more than 20 years has announced it will shut its doors. In a shock announcement
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