Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:04

Connecting 06 April 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

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Introduction

  • Childcare Package and Omnibus Bill
  • Meeting with Minister for Social Services Christian Porter
  • First National Committee meeting for 2017
  • Richard Hearn endorsed as new Chair of the Aged Care Network
  • Welcoming Amanda Hunt, new UnitingCare West CEO, farewelling retiring CEO Sue Ash AO
  • Ministry and Mission Network
  • Farewell Penny Farnsworth and Winnie Lau

Disability Forum explores responses to NDIS

  • 23 March meeting of Disability Working Group

Ongoing engagement with aged care reforms

National road show for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children (2009-2020) Third Action Plan

National Youth Week

Uniting Church asks members to support flood appeals

UnitingCare Queensland given green light for Newpin pilot

Wesley Mission Queensland mentoring aged care expertise in China

Top award for dedication to cultural diversity in aged care

Standing firm against racial discrimination

National Families Week - free resources on offer

UnitingCare ReGen speaks out on media coverage of drug use

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter
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

Published in Connecting newsletter
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

Published in Connecting newsletter
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

Published in Connecting newsletter

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.

Published in Submissions
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

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
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

Published in Connecting newsletter

The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) contains a mixed bag of measures, UnitingCare Australia’s Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling said today.

Published in Media Releases

The Chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network, Geoff Batkin, today welcomed the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, that the Government had scaled back some of the more severe cuts to aged care funding.

Published in Media Releases