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.
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.
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.
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.
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".