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

 

 

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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

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:53

Connecting 17 (15 December 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Christmas Appeal on track to raise over $1 million
  • Farewell
  • A message from Peter Bicknell
  • Next issue

Government announces changes to aged care funding arrangements

Treasurer agrees to move on affordable housing

  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) extended
  • Persistence pays off for homeless in Wyndham

Productivity Commission Inquiry on Competition Policy continues

Try, Test and Learn Fund up and running

'Lead the change' - the 2016 NDS meeting

Calendar

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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

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:28

Connecting 15 (17 November 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • National Committee meeting
  • Wayside Chapel book
  • ... and farewell from me

Christmas Appeal well on way to target

Consumers, equity and choice first for aged care funding principles

ALP Community Sector Partnership Initiative

Submission to PaTH inquiry

Congratulations on Victoria's response to homlessness

Disability Service Principles formally adopted

Refugees deserve our compassion not a life sentence

We support Government Redress scheme

Launch of the Family Matters Report

Stop press! New dates for Leaders Forum

National Disability Awards

CENTSable website survey

Calendar

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The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, is once again supporting the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal this holiday season.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:25

Connecting 13 (20 October 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Claerwen Little new National Director of UnitingCare Australia
  • Father Frank Brennan

Christmas Appeal gets Christmas trees in shopping centres

Housing Forum

Leaders Forum 2017

Uniting Church launches videos telling its story

Aged care campaign update

Advocacy update on the Jobs for Families Childcare Package

Promoting Early Childhood Education with fudge

FreshStart wins second Global Award

Providing a cultural bridge to aged care services in South Australia

Calendar

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:12

Connecting 12 (6 October 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

Uniting a new community service agency in Victoria and Tasmania

Anti-Poverty Week

Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

Housing and homelessness

  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)
  • Housing Forum

Aged care

  • Future of aged care workforce Senate inquiry
  • Minister Wyatt visits
  • Farewell Steve Teulan

Productivity Commission inquiry

Indeas Gen - sharing ideas for a fairer future

NDIS in Townsville

UnitingCare Australia's response on family assitance legislation

CEO UnitingCare West

Calendar

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Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:00

Connecting 11 (22 September 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

Uniting aged care facility wins major award

Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare

Political engagement continues on aged care funding

Join us at UnitingCare's Housing Forum on 27 October

Brisbane launch of Women and Employment Demonstration Project

Workplace Equality and Respect Project

Plans for Christams Appeal advancing

Calendar

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Friday, 04 November 2016 09:01

Connecting 14 (3 November 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • In Depth Magazine launched
  • Slanted reporting serves no one
  • Canberra's early morning hero passes away
  • Gordon Ramsay becomes ACT minister
  • Meeting with members of UAE government

Christmas Appeal launches this week!

UnitingCare Australia redoubles efforts to address housing and homelessness

Participants graduate from Women and Employment Demonstration Project in Queensland

Aged care

  • Meeting with Minister Ken Wyatt
  • Uniting AgeWell breaks new ground

Claerwen Little 'Boss of the Year'

Children, Young People and Families Network meeting

Advocate for homeless wins Individual Anti-Poverty Award for 2016

New book on Flynn - founder of Royal Flying Doctor Service

DSS calls for feedback on discussion paper

Calendar

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