The UnitingCare housing network discussed the call from FACSIA for information on models to increase the supply of social housing. In responding to this call the network was very concerned that FACSIA had not addressed the underlying principles and policy considerations which underpin any project undertaken in this area.

Published in Submissions
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:53

Connecting 17 (15 December 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

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Introduction

  • Christmas Appeal on track to raise over $1 million
  • Farewell
  • A message from Peter Bicknell
  • Next issue

Government announces changes to aged care funding arrangements

Treasurer agrees to move on affordable housing

  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) extended
  • Persistence pays off for homeless in Wyndham

Productivity Commission Inquiry on Competition Policy continues

Try, Test and Learn Fund up and running

'Lead the change' - the 2016 NDS meeting

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter
Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:00

Connecting 11 (22 September 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

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Introduction

Uniting aged care facility wins major award

Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare

Political engagement continues on aged care funding

Join us at UnitingCare's Housing Forum on 27 October

Brisbane launch of Women and Employment Demonstration Project

Workplace Equality and Respect Project

Plans for Christams Appeal advancing

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter
Friday, 04 November 2016 09:01

Connecting 14 (3 November 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • In Depth Magazine launched
  • Slanted reporting serves no one
  • Canberra's early morning hero passes away
  • Gordon Ramsay becomes ACT minister
  • Meeting with members of UAE government

Christmas Appeal launches this week!

UnitingCare Australia redoubles efforts to address housing and homelessness

Participants graduate from Women and Employment Demonstration Project in Queensland

Aged care

  • Meeting with Minister Ken Wyatt
  • Uniting AgeWell breaks new ground

Claerwen Little 'Boss of the Year'

Children, Young People and Families Network meeting

Advocate for homeless wins Individual Anti-Poverty Award for 2016

New book on Flynn - founder of Royal Flying Doctor Service

DSS calls for feedback on discussion paper

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter

A national forum of 40 frontline UnitingCare service providers held in Sydney yesterday has committed to developing a national action plan to work with government to address housing and homelessness in Australia.  

Published in Media Releases

During Homelessness Week 2016, UnitingCare Australia calls on the Turnbull Government to show leadership on homelessness and housing affordability for low-income households. 

Published in Media Releases