Media Releases

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.

UnitingCare Australia supports long the awaited aged care legislation tabled in the Federal Parliament today and encourages all parties and Independents to also get behind the bills.

UnitingCare Australia is celebrating today as the Federal Government strengthens its commitment to a genuine partnership with the not for profit sector through legislation to be introduced when Parliament sits again in March.

UnitingCare Australia said the appointment today of the first National Children’s Commissioner is a significant step towards a brighter future for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children. 

Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce chair, Rev Tim Costello said today that $1 maximum bets on poker machines are the next logical step in efforts to curb problem gambling in Australia.

UnitingCare Australia has called on the Federal Government to reconsider limiting tax concessions for superannuation contributions for the richest Australians in order to fund other public policy priorities.

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds said low income Australians will be better off under new legislation which passed the House of Representatives yesterday.

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the release today of the terms of reference and names of the commissioners who will lead the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


The Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce congratulates the Federal Government on successfully navigating the historic poker machine reform legislation through the Federal Parliament this week.

Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia said today that the report from the Senate Committee Inquiry into the adequacy of the allowance payment system for jobseekers misses the mark.