It’s time to tackle loneliness – join the movement to End Loneliness Together

          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 […]

122 organisations join together to oppose Government’s plan to axe safe lending laws

  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 […]

Joint statement: Community sector urges parliament to progress the Climate Change Bill 2020

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 […]

29th Annual Target Christmas Appeal launches to support a better Christmas for others

  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 […]

UnitingCare Australia supports calls for transformation of aged care system

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. […]

Stop the Debt Trap Alliance – Predatory lenders risk undermining Government’s economic recovery effort

  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 […]