The Morrison Government’s latest investment in aged care is another step in the right direction, with the announcement of a further $1billion funding in MYEFO.
UnitingCare Australia joins Anglicare Australia, Catholic Social Services Austalia, and the Salvation Army in again calling for a permanent increase to the rate of JobSeeker.
The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and UnitingCare Australia are urging the Senate to oppose legislation to expand the cashless debit card, saying the scheme will only further entrench disempowerment and disadvantage among those on low incomes.
A national organisation has officially launched today, recognising the growing problem of loneliness in our community and starting a national campaign to bring people together. The coalition group – Ending Loneliness Together – has released a landmark whitepaper which delivered recommendations across multiple sectors to drive a national approach […]
Axing safe lending laws will be bad for people, bad for the economy and directly contradict the first recommendation of the banking royal commission, say leading voices across Australia Speaking with one voice, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy organisations, charities, community, legal and family violence organisations, unions and financial counsellors have condemned the government’s […]
Members of the Australian Community Sector are calling on all members of the Commonwealth Parliament to consider the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and to allow a parliamentary inquiry with public hearings, so the community, business and people can have their say. Climate change and a slow, poorly managed […]
Christmas can be hard for many Australians, especially as so many are doing it tough for the first time this year due to the global pandemic. Many families have to choose between buying gifts for Christmas or paying a power bill, or between a special Christmas dinner or paying for essentials. To […]
Older Australians should have the chance to age to their full potential and be afforded the right support when and where they need it. Responding to the proposed recommendations from the Royal Commission’s Counsel Assisting, UnitingCare Australia National Director, Ms Claerwen Little echoed widespread calls for change. “The time for change is now. […]
As the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact communities, the number of children and families living in poverty is set to escalate. “Too many children and families in Australia are at risk of living in poverty and suffering long-term disadvantage” said UnitingCare Australia National Director, Ms Claerwen Little. “Even before […]
With jobs, household spending and economic recovery the focus of last night’s Budget, the Stop the Debt Trap Alliance is warning that lax protections from predatory lenders risk undermining the Government’s efforts. “For the many people out of work due to the Covid-19 crisis, this will be the first time they’ve faced the […]