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Seniors to make savings with Discount Directory

WA Seniors Card holders who pick up a copy of the latest Seniors Card Discount Directory will have access to information on more than $1,000 worth of State Government concessions and business discounts throughout WA. more

WA Youth Awards 2014

Do you know a young West Australian who is inspiring others or making a positive contribution to the community? Then nominate them now for the 2014 WA Youth Awards. more

WA's first telephone helpline has been launched to help tackle elder abuse.

Elder abuse is the exploitation of older people and it can take many forms. Find out more

Funding to benefit youth in south-eastern suburbs

The Department of Local Government and Communities has given a major funding boost to a project aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people. more

Director General’s Report - August 2014 now available

The Director General's Report – August 2014 edition is now available online. The report highlights the recent events and activities of the Department of Local Government and Communities. more

Minister highlights youth mentoring success

Youth Minister Tony Simpson praised the success of the WA Youth Mentoring Reform Project at the recent Australian Youth Mentoring Conference. more

Hedland hip hop crew wins people’s choice award

South Hedland youth dance organisation, The Hood Academy, has been awarded the prestigious Community Sector Choice Award for 2014. more

UWA Early Learning Centre has been awarded the first ‘Excellent’ rating for a Western Australian education and care service

Community Services Minister Tony Simpson made the presentation to the centre’s manager, Joanne Powell. The centre holds up to 100 children and has been praised for its partnerships with research organisations. more

State Government announces changes to Cost of Living Rebate

WA seniors will be affected by recent changes to the annual living expenses rebate. more

New guidance for mentors

The Department of Local Government and Communities has teamed with the WA Youth Mentoring Reform Group on a new handbook for mentors. more