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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

Published in Connecting newsletter
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:42

Connecting 16 (1 December 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Christmas Appeal
  • Meeting with politicians
  • Email MPs about aged care funding
  • Parliamentary Friends of Early Childhood
  • Leadership in Government awards

Christmas Appeal commercial on Prime7

Supplementary submission highlights impact of funding cuts on aged care workforce

Stuart McMillan speaks out against divisive Minister Dutton

Women and Employment Demonstration Project Reflection Workshop

Housing and Homelessness Forum lays foundation for future strategy

Disability Working Group update

Social Policy Network update

UnitingCare network garnering recognition and awards

Wayside Chapel gets into Airbnb

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter

Two of the largest organisations representing non-government agencies in Australia are calling on politicians across Commonwealth, state and territory governments to implement the recommendations contained in the Senate Community Affairs Committee’s report on action on the social determinants of health.

Published in Media Releases

UnitingCare Australia has called on all political parties to commit to a just and fair society, National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds said today, launching UnitingCare Australia’s Election Statement 2013.

“We can build a strong social-economic framework that supports people’s participation in education, training, employment and community life,” Ms Hatfield Dodds said. “Good social policy is good economics, and good politics.”

Published in Media Releases

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the weekend release of the McClure Review’s Interim Report on welfare reform and is encouraged by the foundations being laid by the review.

“We all agree that a simple, efficient and adequate system is important and that we need to make sure people are being supported effectively. The critical thing is to ensure that these priorities remain forefront for any recommendations made,” said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.

UnitingCara Australia encourages the Inquiry to particularly consider the impact of the Bill on Australia’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Published in Submissions

The Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook has adjusted spending in essential human services, particularly aged care.

“UnitingCare Australia supports the reduction of childcare subsidies for high income families. Our focus is to ensure that vulnerable and low income parents are provided with adequate support and access to quality childcare; as the results of regular access to early learning and education are well documented.” said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the ALP’s leadership on the issue of inequality with the release this week of the report Growing Together - Labor’s agenda for tackling inequality.

National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds says the report is challenging and constructive and lays a strong platform for future policy discussion and development.

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