Submission to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019

Introduction UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019 (the Bill). The cashless debit card (CDC) compulsorily quarantines a portion of a person’s social security benefits, placing 80 per cent of their income support onto a card that cannot be […]

Submission to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 [provisions]

Introduction and overview The right to collectively organise to secure a decent standard of living is both a moral good and basic human right. Trade unions play a vital role in a healthy democracy, giving voice to workers in policy debates, contributing to struggles against social and economic injustice, and supporting workers to exercise their […]

Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019

Introduction UnitingCare Australia is pleased to have the opportunity of commenting on provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019. UnitingCare Australia is the national office representing the community services of the Uniting Church in Australia. Our services operate nationally across more than 1,300 sites in metropolitan, rural and remote Australia, […]