Submissions

Response to the Rights and Attitudes Issues Paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a brief response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on Rights and attitudes.   Recommendations The Uniting Church makes the following recommendations to increase awareness of the rights of…

Aged Care Royal Commission summary submission, incorporating second response to investigation of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care services and response to Financing Aged Care (consultation paper 2)

Contents Executive summary Our recommendations Introduction Principles of economic equity and implications for the aged care system The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for services for elders The transition that needs to start now Elements of the aged…

Response to the Emergency Planning and Response Issues Paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on Emergency planning and response.   The Uniting Church thanks those across the life of the Church who provided information for…

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

Overview The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far reaching, affecting all corners of society. We commend the Australian Government for decisive interventions that have helped to stabilise infection rates, prevent health systems being overwhelmed, and save lives. We…

2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission

In 2020, UnitingCare Australia urges the Federal Government to adopt a more equitable and sustainable Budget strategy: a strategy that tackles economic inequality, secures the revenue to guarantee essential services for our ageing population, repairs the social safety net, and…

Aged Care Program Redesign: Services for the Future

UnitingCare Australia has provided our ‘future vision’ document Ageing to our Full Potential1 to the Royal Commission. Ageing to our Full Potential represents the collective thinking of the organisations of the Uniting Church in Australia that are providers of aged care. Contents Introduction Leadership…

Religious Freedoms Bills (Second Exposure Drafts)

The Uniting Church in Australia commends efforts to strengthen legislative protections to prevent discrimination against people on the ground of their religion at the federal level. However, in seeking to achieve this, we believe the redrafted Religious Freedom Bills do…