National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

On 4 August communities across Australia will mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – a day to celebrate First Nations children and their right to grow up strong in culture and spirit. The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), UnitingCare Australia and Uniting Church in Australia Assembly have joined this celebration …

The race is on to protect our most vulnerable, not just the elderly

UnitingCare Australia is calling on the Morrison Government to prioritise all vulnerable people in the accelerated vaccine rollout. “We welcome the announcement today that pharmacists will join the fight to vaccinate Australians. UnitingCare Australia has been calling on the Government to accelerate their involvement and highlighted the valuable contribution pharmacists can make”, said National Director, …

Stop blaming aged care workers for government failures on vaccines – Providers and unions unite

Aged care providers and the union movement have united to reject the current blame shifting on vaccination, saying it is government failures that have caused low vaccination rates, not workers. Providers and unions have been calling for fast action on vaccinating workers within the high-risk sector for at least six months, however the government’s aged …