UnitingCare Australia renews calls for solution to homelessness

As the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus crisis continue to be felt across communities, it is more important than ever that individuals and families have a home.   Marking National Homelessness Week, UnitingCare Australia is renewing calls for a national housing and homelessness plan, including a substantial investment in social housing.   “During […]

Joint statement: National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

  As communities across Australia mark National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), UnitingCare Australia and UCA Redress Ltd have affirmed their commitment to progressing truth telling to shape a better future for the First Peoples children and young people of today.   “Our children are our future, […]

New Closing the Gap Agreement a historic step forward, but must be backed up with action and funding

  The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and UnitingCare Australia have welcomed the new Closing the Gap Agreement announced today, but have urged governments at all levels to back up their stated commitments with comprehensive action, including dedicated funding and policy reforms that reflect the priorities identified by First Peoples.   “The new […]

Open letter to the Prime Minister: COVID-19 National Response Plan for People Sleeping Rough

Dear Prime Minister,   We write to you regarding the urgent situation concerning homeless people sleeping rough and COVID-19.   Australia has led the world in its crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This included an extraordinary achievement in temporarily sheltering an estimated more than 7,000 homeless people who were either sleeping rough or at […]

Aged care leaders unite in call for Australians to say #ThanksforCaring

Our nation’s representative aged care organisations are calling on all Australians to acknowledge and thank our vital aged care workers on Aged Care Employee Day (ACED) on Friday 7 August.   Aged & Community Services Australia, the Aged Care Guild, Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health Australia, UnitingCare Australia and Leading Age Services Australia […]

Families, children at risk of poverty and deepening disadvantage

As we mark the National Day of Action, UnitingCare Australia stands together with hundreds of organisations calling on the Morrison Government to permanently raise the rate of JobSeeker to support families, individuals and children at risk of deepening disadvantage.   “We commend the decisive actions the Government has taken to mitigate the effects of the […]

It’s time to create a new normal

With less than 90 days until the September economic cliff,  UnitingCare Australia warns that people in vulnerable circumstances are once again at significant risk. Appearing before the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 this morning, National Director, Claerwen Little, voiced concerns about the ongoing social and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. “As we fast approach […]

Letter to Prime Minister: Closing the Gap and justice for First Peoples

Dear Prime Minister   We are writing on behalf of the Uniting First Peoples Alliance, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), and UnitingCare Australia, to call for clear and unequivocal national leadership and action from the Morrison Government to tackle the ongoing injustices and gaps in outcomes endured by First Peoples in Australia. […]