A Critical Appraisal of the Western Australia Budget 2012-13

on Tuesday, 05 March 2013. Posted in News, Budget

The CPSU/CSA commissioned the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at Charles Darwin University and the University of Newcastle, to provide an independent appraisal of the current fiscal strategy deployed by the Western Australian government. CofFEE are acknowledged experts in the field of public finance analysis.

At-risk kids in carer crisis

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.

Budget surplus under stress

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".

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