Category: Advocacy Services

Tenancy team kicks in at Cyril Jackson High School Expo

Every year in May, the Cyril Jackson Senior High School hosts the Health Expo, where students, families and local community can get information and advice from local service providers. Tenant Advocates Taryn and Anne Marie attended this year’s event and met with hundreds of local people all keen to hear about the supports on offer […]

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Midlas welcomes new General Manager

This month Midlas has welcomed new General Manager Sarah Patterson to the team. Sarah has a strong background in leadership and governance and experience in advocacy and disability services which will add great value to Midlas’ highly experienced and passionate team. “I am excited to be working with a team who have so much passion […]

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Stopping Direct Debits – You CAN Do It!

You have the right to cancel your direct debits at the bank as part of maintaining control over your finances. If a creditor isn’t being reasonable about a hardship request or direct debits are leaving you with no money or default fees/overdrawn accounts, get in there and stop them. “But the bank says I can’t […]

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Midlas Newsletter December 2017

Click to here to view our newsletter, if you wish to be added to our mailing list please email admin@midlas.org.au http://mailchi.mp/cecd2ca6eac5/midlas-newsletter-december-2017?e=9d9573ef2b

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Christmas Closures & Events

Services that will be closed during the Christmas break: Department of Human Services If you are required to report over the Christmas/New Year period please note that the Centrelink offices will be closed on:   Monday 25th December Tuesday 26th December Wednesday 27th December Monday 1st January 2018 Your times to report and payment dates […]

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International Day for People with Disability

The annual International Day for people with disability will be held on Sunday 3rd of December 2017. There will be a range of community events held around Perth to celebrate. To search for an event visit – http://www.idpwd.com.au/news-events/calendar/?state=wa&ppp=20&keyword=&filter=Filter This year’s theme is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.” The aim of this theme […]

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Small Business Development Corporation

There are currently 218,152 actively trading small businesses in Western Australia and 97% of all classified businesses are small = under 20 staff employed. Just over 60% of these small businesses are non-employing sole traders. These are high statistics and ones that reflect the number of people relying on income through self-employment. So what happens […]

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White Ribbon Day March

A number of Midlas staff will be participating in the Midland March That Matters to draw attention to the issue of violence against women. The theme is to  “stand up, speak out and shift the shame” about this serious and ongoing issue. The march is hosted by the North-East Metro White Ribbon Day Committee. When: […]

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State government action

WA Premier Mark McGowan has stated that the State Government will be drafting legislation to ban the online site Lottoland in an attempt to protect Lotterywest. The Independent Gambling Authority of South Australia made it an offence for Lottoland to sell its products to South Australian residents. WA will take a similar approach in a […]

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CAMPAIGN UPDATE – PAYDAY LOANS AND CONSUMER LEASES

What has happened The good news is that the draft legislation that will make payday loans and consumer leases safer and less exploitative has been released for comment. We expect that after the government responds to any feedback, the final legislation will be introduced to the Parliament some time in November 2017. What are the reforms? […]

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