Developing the next National Plan to End Violence Against Women and their Children

Introduction UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the development of the next National Plan to End Violence against Women and their Children (next National Plan).   We acknowledge significant inroads have been made since governments across Australia endorsed the inaugural National Plan in 2010. This includes the establishment of data collection …

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – Response to the Promoting Inclusion Issues Paper

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.

Hands Off Our Charities alliance – Submission to Treasury re the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021

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.