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A Caring Society

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Great for the State 2020: A Caring Society

Taking action to help Western Australia's most vulnerable should be a priority for everybody.

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Homelessness: the view from the street

Homelessness: the view from the street 

Not having a place to sleep throws a person’s world into turmoil.

Strong support for battling addiction

Strong support for battling addiction 

WA may need to reconsider the balance between imprisonment and rehabilitation for people suffering drug dependency, according to advocates.

Smarter welfare to engage all

Smarter welfare to engage all 

A redesign of Newstart and a rethink of how payments are reduced when people re-enter the workforce could make the welfare system more effective for the most vulnerable.

Thinking beyond beds for mental health

Thinking beyond beds for mental health 

A greater focus on community support and the closure of Graylands Hospital could create better outcomes for Western Australians with severe mental health issues.

Patient and family support

Patient and family support 

A caring society takes a holistic approach to looking after people and their families. Mental health can be a complex area for families to navigate.

Leaving no one behind

Leaving no one behind 

We are one of the most successful economies in the modern world, but some people are being left behind.

What can we do better on homelessness, poverty, intergenerational unemployment and mental health?

Ex-AFL champion using STEM to help young Aboriginal people build strong careers

Ex-AFL champion using STEM to help young Aboriginal people build strong careers 

Ex-champion AFL footballer Phil Matera fully understands the importance of STEM skills in building a successful career and business, and he is now providing similar opportunities to young Aboriginal people.

What Makes for a Caring Society?

What Makes for a Caring Society? 

A caring society is one that treats all people with equal dignity and respect, looks after its people so that no one is left behind, ensures they can access basic goods and services to place them on an equal footing with others, rights the wrongs of the past and looks forward to the future to ens