UnitingCare Australia

UnitingCare Australia

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:48

Connecting 23 March 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

To read the issue go here.

Introduction

  • Farewell to Sue Ash
  • Apology given at Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sex Abuse
  • Publication of For a World Reconciled

UnitingCare Disability Forum, including visits to:

  • lifeAssist
  • UnitingCare Harrison
  • Wesley Fire & Clay

CYPF Network meeting in Canberra

Survey to inform future work of UnitingCare Australia

Changes to Christmas Appeal crew NSW and Queensland

Work soon starts on $80 million 'U City'

Wesley Mission Queensland shines light on reconciliation

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

 

 

Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:03

Connecting 9 March 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

To read the issue go here.

Introduction

  • Aged Care Network meeting
  • Commissioning Ceremony

UnitingCare Australia welcomes $10m in funding for new employment program

Aged Care Network meeting

  • Richard Hearn new chair
  • Elder abuse

Uniting Church at the Royal Commission: Pastoral Statement from Stuart McMillan

Housing and homelessness

UnitingCare Australia submission on social impact investing

Submission made on the Omnibus Savings and Childcare Reform Bill

Register now for UnitingCare Disability Forum 2017

Tender and grant opportunities

Uniting Church asks Federal Government to leave 18C unchanged

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:53

Connecting 23 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

To read the issue go here.

Introduction

  • Omnibus Bill
  • Aged Care Network
  • Social Policy Network
  • Consulting with broader network

More about the Omnibus Bill

UnitingCare Australia supports the Redfern Statement

Aged Care Network

UnitingCare Australia makes submission to Productivity Commission

Uniting Church President on 40th annivesary

Dementia and You - care, protection and reducing risk

Calendar

Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:37

Connecting 9 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Brief biography of Claerwen Little, and her early piorities as National Director

25th Christmas Appeal best yet!

Australia Day Honours for two of our finest

UnitingCare Australia makes pre-Budget submission

Petition for funding and national strategy dealing with homelessness

UnitingCare ReGen speaks out on Melbourne homelessness

2017 marks Uniting Church's 40th anniversary

Elenie Poulos leaves UnitingJustice

Leaders with a disability showing the way on NDIS in Queensland

Uniting Church Disaster Recovery Program

Aged Care Network meeting in March

Disability Forum announced for March

Report on Government Services available online

Calendar

UnitingCare Australia has today welcomed an announcement by Federal Minister for Women and Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, of a $10million commitment over three years to a new ‘Launch into Work’ program.

The signatories to this letter represent peak bodies, providers, families and educators in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector. Many of the signatory organisations previously made submissions to Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiries into the Families Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 and on the 2015 bill (see Attachments A and B).

UnitingCare Australia appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on the Elder Abuse Discussion Paper prepared by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

This submission builds upon feedback that UnitingCare Australia previously supplied in response to the ALRC on the Elder Abuse Issues Paper. It reiterates many of the issues and themes raised in that submission, in addition to commenting on the proposals forwarded for consideration by the ALRC. This response draws on input from the broader UnitingCare service network, most particularly from UnitingCare Queensland, Resthaven and Kildonan UnitingCare, as well as from UnitingCare Australia’s Aged Care Network.

Social impact investing is an emerging market in Australia, but increased awareness of social impact investing has attracted interest across a number of sectors.

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Productivity Commission on the Issues Paper related to Reform to Human Services released in December 2017.

This builds on the previous two submissions provided by UnitingCare Australia in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry on introducing contestability and user choice to human services.

To 40 and Beyond - A Message from President Stuart McMillan

2017 is a special year for the Uniting Church in Australia. Together we mark 40 years since church union.

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