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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. The current tenant is happy to leave existing furniture if it can be of use to a new NFP tenant.    Please pass on to any interested parties.  They can contact me via this email address for further information.…
ACOSS is calling on governments to use the Finkel Report to now design an energy system that will both reduce shocking energy prices and confidently deliver on our international obligation to reduce carbon pollution and transition to clean energy. Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS, says we need an energy supply which is both affordable and secure for everyone and as clean as it can possibly be.  “Energy prices must be turned around.…
Last week ACOSS launched a brand new version of Improve IT https://acoss.devapp.com.au/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=27387&qid=433864, 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. Have a look at the website (https://improveit.org/ https://acoss.devapp.com.au/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?…
Member’s training needs will get top priority in the new model for delivery of WACOSS training from 1 July. Instead of trying to anticipate what community sector organisations and their staff might need, we will now provide tailored solutions on request.   We will customise training and deliver it either ‘in-house’ or elsewhere and Members will be entitled to discount rates which make training with WACOSS an very economical prospect.…
Qld Funds ERO
QCOSS CEO Mark Henley is pleased to see the Equal Remuneration Order fully funded, as set out in Queensland’s budget priority statement.   ‘This funding will ensure no reduction in services and outcomes for Queenslanders experiencing vulnerability,’ he said.   Now it’s time for WA to follow suit!
  WACOSS would like to congratulate Chris Hall on receiving an Order of Australia award (AM) yesterday.  This is recognition for Chris’ exceptional contribution to the social services sector over his 40 year career - well done Chris!  Your perseverance and commitment to the social services sector is exemplary, and we thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.   Our best wishes for your continued success,  Below is a synopsis of Chris’ work over the years.…
Simone McGurk State Member for Fremantle Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services   Simone McGurk was elected the Labor member for the seat of Fremantle at the March 2013 state election. She was appointed Shadow Minister for Community Services; Women’s Interests; and Children’s Interests in 2015. With the election of the McGowan Labor Government in March 2017,…
  Dear Members   The Fair Work Commission decision to raise the minimum wage by 3.3% has caught us all by surprise. Attached is some preliminary advice about the decision from Employer Assist. Further advice about the detail of flow-on effects for the SCHADS Award will be available soon and we will provide that to Members as soon as we get it.   And in other news about wage pressures,…
  Professional training courses on offer @ Relationships Australia - to enrol: 6164 0200    Enhancing Self Esteem in Adolescents https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/courses-and-seminars/professional-development/Enhancing-Self-Esteem-in-Adolescents As a teacher, mentor or leader you can facilitate positive change in the lives of young people by supporting them to develop a healthy self-esteem.                    Domestic Violence Workshops https://www.relationshipswa.org.…
Men’s Health Week 2017 is fast approaching. Between the 12 to 18 June, communities across the country will come together to create fun and engaging events, promotions and activities tailored to the needs of men and boys. These events focus on improving and maintaining the health of our men, boys and their families, and having those meaningful conversations about the factors that keep us healthy in body and mind. This year’s theme, Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance,…
Ngala’s professional education sessions are for people who work with families with young children. Topics include sleep, nutrition, early brain development, group facilitation, and engaging fathers. Sessions include information and practical tips based on the latest evidence. Please complete the attached registration form to secure your place. Group sizes are limited so book as soon as possible! If you have any questions, contact the Ngala Professional Education team at profed@ngala.com.…
StockSnap_AMU57TOX5O.jpg Dress for Success, an NFP helping women back into employment are looking for new premises to carry out their work.  While we are happy to be in our own premises, we’d also love to share with some of our sector colleagues.…
StockSnap_G0V362YTA5.jpg In last week’s eNews, we reported on the Treasury’s outlook for the WA State Economy. The economic projections were not overly positive and the following points are important to consider for Community Service Organisations as we transition to a new economic norm. The Government's intention to honour their election commitments is reflected in the Treasury outlook.…
Changing human behaviour is a complex and challenging task. Many everyday resolutions to change behaviours such as ‘to get fit, lose weight or cut down one’s drinking’ are often not followed through, even though approached with the best intentions. Hence resolution breakdowns are a common and normal part of human behaviour. The processes involved in resolution breakdown have many similarities with relapse.…
The WA Treasury is forecasting further reductions in business investment and gross state product in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2017 financial years as a result of large LNG projects finishing construction phases. Migration to the state has slowed significantly and the overall population growth rate now sits at its lowest on record at just over 1%. The Treasury’s report shows that excess supply has driven down house prices, rents and property transactions. The median house price now sits at $525,…

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