Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:34

Time for a Fresh Look at Super Tax Concessions

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.

Published in Media Releases
Monday, 20 June 2016 14:47

Ageing

Our vision


UnitingCare Australia believes that every older Australian should be able to live well, as part of their community, with dignity and independence, and in a place of their choosing.

In the new environment of consumer-led and demand-driven aged care, older Australians should have access to the appropriate and affordable support and care services that they need, when they need them.

 

Our aged care network

 

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Aged Care: Australia deserves better


Australia’s Aged Care sector is in the national spotlight. The Aged Care Royal Commission is examining the sector, scrutinising its failings in order to create a sustainable model offering high quality alternatives for all.

Yes, there will be uncomfortable moments ahead for providers, but we do not shy away from this high-level examination.

Most importantly, the next 20 years provide an opportunity to embrace a system that better meets community expectations.

Real change takes time, vision and courage combined with resources and tangible, realistic actions. Currently Australia has no cohesive policy to deal with an ageing population. This needs to change.

As one of the most prosperous nations in the world, we can afford an increased investment in Aged Care.

Doing nothing is not an option.

 

 

Read more about UnitingCare Australia's vision for aged care:

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Published in Areas of Advocacy

The principal purpose of the proposed legislative process is to provide a measure against which to assess policy and legislative settings that impact on an individuals’ superannuation investments, either during the accumulation or retirement phase.

Published in Submissions

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds has called for tomorrow's Federal Budget to begin a national discussion about ageing in Australia.

“Australia has an ageing population. Treasury projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population over 65 years of age will almost double to around 25 per cent,” said Ms Hatfield Dodds.

Published in Media Releases

As you are likely aware, UnitingCare agencies manage 12 per cent of all residential aged care places in Australia and are a major provider of community-based services used by older people.

As a major service provider, UnitingCare Australia advocated for and welcomes the ongoing aged care reform process, and actively participates in the consultation opportunities offered by the Australian Government.

Published in Submissions

We take this opportunity to provide feedback to the Committee on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015.

This bill contains several measures that UnitingCare Australia supports, consistent with our position that budget expenditure should be targeted to those most vulnerable.

Published in Submissions

This submission adds further to the comments and recommendations made in our original submission1 to the taxation review. In making this second submission we have been mindful of the key findings of the 2014 Financial System Inquiry and of the 2015 Intergenerational Report with regard to the economic and social challenges of an ageing population and also the Productivity Commission’s superannuation policy post-retirement research paper.

Published in Submissions

As one of the largest networks of community services providers in Australia, the UnitingCare workforce is experiencing first-hand the challenge presented by Australia’s ageing population, with more older individuals requiring increasingly complex support, rehabilitation and care in their own home or a residential setting, in particular with the increasing demand of dementia.

Published in Submissions