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Major church providers of social services in Australia have welcomed the Government’s plans to establish 20,000 new dwellings to bolster Australia’s social housing stock detailed at a briefing session at Parliament House in Canberra today.


Major church providers have expressed optimism ahead of a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Sydney today where they will discuss measures to help limit the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on vulnerable Australians and the social services they rely on.

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s proposal of a more flexible model for disability employment services that will cater to people’s individual needs.

UnitingCare Australia welcomes Saturday’s COAG announcements signalling a strong commitment to improving the lives of Australians who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Major church providers have called for a crisis and recovery fund from the Australian Government to ensure people who are doing it tough due to the impact of the global financial crisis are not further disadvantaged.

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Pension Review Background Paper released yesterday, but says more needs to be done to protect the rights of those who are marginalised and vulnerable.

UnitingCare Australia warmly welcomes the Federal Government’s decision today to protect the incomes of Disability Support Pensioners (DSP) who actively seek employment.