The alliance is a grouping of over 50 charities which formed in 2017 in response to a number of proposed laws which would have silenced charities on issues of national importance.
The Uniting First Peoples Network, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), and UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Indigenous Voice Co-design process and Interim Report.
The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on Promoting inclusion. The Uniting Church thanks those across the life of the Church who provided information for this response, including Queensland Synod, the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and services within the Uniting Church’s community services network.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a watershed moment in Australia’s history, highlighting the reality of how we as a nation care for our older citizens.
Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission on the draft legislative instrument and explanatory materials for changes to Governance standard 3 (the standard) in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013.
The implications of the proposed regulations, which significantly broaden the scope of activities for which charities can be deregistered, will be felt by virtually every one of the 58,000 charities registered in Australia. The proposal is a major overreach and the need for further regulation has not been (and in our view cannot be) properly explained. No obvious benefit will accrue, yet there is a significant cost to charities and, by extension, Australian civil society.
UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021 (the Bill).
UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill).
The 2021-22 Budget presents an opportunity to enact policies that build a fairer, more equitable and economically just society. It is an opportunity to truly secure Australia’s future.
The alliance would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to provide a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ Review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018 (the EFDR Act).