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.

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:10

Connecting 6 July 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

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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

Calendar

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:28

Connecting 22 June 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

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Introduction

  • 40th anniversary celebrations

Farewell and thank you Peter Bicknell

National Approach to combat elder abuse

Aged Care Network leading and innovating

  • Vaughan Harding wins award
  • Uniting AgeWell, Victoria part of multi-million dollar research project
  • Blue Care on track to open state-of-the-art rehab centre
  • Uniting Caroona Jarman uses specially designed mannequin to train students

Aged Care Diversity Framework Submission

Disability Working Group Update

Anti-Poverty Week

Recent sumbissions and media releases

Calendar

 

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 09:36

Connecting 8 June 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

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Introduction

  • proposed trial of random drug testing for Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients
  • visit from Uniting in NSW.ACT's Advocate for Aboriginal People Ray McMinn
  • UnitingCare Queensland CEO Anne Cross moving on

Letter to PM on proposed Royal Commission into violence against people with a disability

Research and evaluation

Aged care update

  • first meetings of aged care workgroups
  • My Aged Care website launched

UnitingCare network at forefront of community and business partnerships

Wesley Mission Queensland hosts Shadow Minister for Ageing

Breaking the fast

Queensland synod marks 40th anniversary

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

 

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:53

Connecting 23 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

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Introduction

  • Omnibus Bill
  • Aged Care Network
  • Social Policy Network
  • Consulting with broader network

More about the Omnibus Bill

UnitingCare Australia supports the Redfern Statement

Aged Care Network

UnitingCare Australia makes submission to Productivity Commission

Uniting Church President on 40th annivesary

Dementia and You - care, protection and reducing risk

Calendar

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:37

Connecting 9 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Brief biography of Claerwen Little, and her early piorities as National Director

25th Christmas Appeal best yet!

Australia Day Honours for two of our finest

UnitingCare Australia makes pre-Budget submission

Petition for funding and national strategy dealing with homelessness

UnitingCare ReGen speaks out on Melbourne homelessness

2017 marks Uniting Church's 40th anniversary

Elenie Poulos leaves UnitingJustice

Leaders with a disability showing the way on NDIS in Queensland

Uniting Church Disaster Recovery Program

Aged Care Network meeting in March

Disability Forum announced for March

Report on Government Services available online

Calendar

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