UnitingCare Australia

UnitingCare Australia

UnitingCare Australia takes this opportunity to comment on provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017.

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia.

The Church came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations - Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian Church of Australia - joined together.

UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little said the milestone is also an important opportunity to reflect on the Uniting Church’s commitment to community service.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:12

Connecting 3 August 2017

A fortnightly newseltter from National Director Claerwen Little.

To read the issue go here.

Introduction

  • Somerville Community Services
  • Northern Synod
  • Final issue of Connecting

Random drug testing problematic

UnitingCare Australia Submission to the Review of the National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Process

Roadmap to healthy ageing vital for all our futures

Equally Well: Improving the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental illness in Australia

Forntier Services makes it to final in Rural Hero Grant

Homeless Week - 'Action and Innovation'

Recent submisisons and media releases

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UnitingCare Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia and Anglicare have today commended the ALP for its commitment to oppose the Government's proposed drug testing trial of social security recipients and call on other Members and Senators to do the same.

Community service agencies of the Uniting Church make up one of the largest aged care provider networks in the country, with some 200 residential aged care facilities operating around 15,000 aged care beds. It also delivers care and support for thousands of older people who live in their own homes. In total, Uniting Church agencies are responsible for about 10% of community –based and residential services nationally.

Friday, 21 July 2017 11:12

Connecting 20 July 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from Natioanal Director Claerwen Little.

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Bronwyn Pike new Chair of UnitingCare Australia National Committee

Somerville Community Services

Early childhood education survey

Response to Treasury Discussion Paper on Tax Deductible Gift Reforms

Submission to Productivity Commission Report

Minister Ken Wyatt praises Blue Care facility in Cairns

Greens release video about cashless welfare card

New National Director for UnitingWorld

Uniting Church stands against Islamophobia

Services encouraged to nominate for National Disability Awards

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

 

UnitingCare Australia agrees with the points made in the Report around stewardship arrangements including greater coordination, more transparency and smoother transitions. However, we believe there is a need to more clearly emphasise the real need for greater coordination between both Commonwealth and state governments before any changes are made to increase competition in human services.

Concerning changes to DGR tax arrangements, it is our view that reform should respect the diversity of our sector whilst simultaneously eliminating unnecessary administrative, reporting, acquittal and compliance processes and associated costs. We welcome many of the proposals outlined in the Discussion Paper aimed at streamlining the governance of DGRs and eliminating complexity of the DGR application process.

‘It’s all about the people,’ said Kerry Boswell, describing her work at the Northern Territory’s Palmerston Community Centre, a part of Somerville Community Services.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:10

Connecting 6 July 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

To read the issue go here.

UnitingCare Australia marks 40th annivesary

40th anniversary recognised in Parliament

Parliament House vigil for children living in poverty

Keeping in touch

UnitingCare Australia provides feedback on draft NDIS Code of Conduct

UnitingCare Australia looking for Senior Policy Analyst

Single Uniting identity for Victoria and Tasmania

OECD report on early childhood education and care has implications for Australia

Affordable, accessible and appropriate housing for older Australians

Resthaven sponsors research into benefits of respite care

Disability Employment Services paper released

NAIDOC Week

2016 Census data release important for community service

Recent submissions and media releases

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