on Thursday, 28 February 2013.
Posted in News, Perth Now, Community Services - Child Protection And Family Support - Dept For
Child welfare workers are having to take vulnerable children home with them because of a severe shortage of foster families. The Department for Child Protection confirmed this week that staff had had to care for kids in their own homes because appropriate accommodation couldn't be found with latest Departmental figures revealing that 3,910 children were in state care at the end of January, up from 3,276 three years ago.
on Thursday, 24 January 2013.
Posted in News, The West, Justice - Corrective Services - Dept Of
Extra staff and armed guards were deployed to Banksia Hill Detention Centre last night as emergency meetings continued in the wake of Sunday night's riots.
on Monday, 14 January 2013.
Posted in News, Perth Now
A service trumpeted by the Barnett Government as the "start of quality care for the state's most vulnerable young people" has had its bed numbers slashed by a third less than two years after it was launched because of budget cuts.
on Thursday, 03 January 2013.
Posted in News, The West
The State Government's vaunted Budget surplus is under threat with questions over how agencies will meet efficiency cuts and key departments are set to ask Treasury for more money to cover "structural deficits".
on Friday, 21 December 2012.
Posted in News, Media Releases, Political
Treasurer Troy Buswell's $140 million budget surplus announced today is cold comfort for people not getting access to much-needed services according to the Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association. There are still many public services issues such as waiting lists at public dental health clinics and major delays at Department of Transport licensing centres.