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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


2016 Census data release important for community service

Recent submissions and media releases


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UnitingCare Australia would like to commend the Department of Human services for undertaking an independent
review of Centrepay system, and for seeking comment from the community in this process.

Published in Submissions
Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:37

Connecting 9 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

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  • 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


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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:28

Connecting 15 (17 November 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

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  • National Committee meeting
  • Wayside Chapel book
  • ... and farewell from me

Christmas Appeal well on way to target

Consumers, equity and choice first for aged care funding principles

ALP Community Sector Partnership Initiative

Submission to PaTH inquiry

Congratulations on Victoria's response to homlessness

Disability Service Principles formally adopted

Refugees deserve our compassion not a life sentence

We support Government Redress scheme

Launch of the Family Matters Report

Stop press! New dates for Leaders Forum

National Disability Awards

CENTSable website survey


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Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:12

Connecting 12 (6 October 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.


Uniting a new community service agency in Victoria and Tasmania

Anti-Poverty Week

Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

Housing and homelessness

  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)
  • Housing Forum

Aged care

  • Future of aged care workforce Senate inquiry
  • Minister Wyatt visits
  • Farewell Steve Teulan

Productivity Commission inquiry

Indeas Gen - sharing ideas for a fairer future

NDIS in Townsville

UnitingCare Australia's response on family assitance legislation

CEO UnitingCare West


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UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the passage of the Government’s historic National Disability Insurance Scheme through the Parliament this week and calls on the states and territories to fund their share of the scheme. 

Published in Media Releases

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said that next week’s Federal Budget should focus on investing in people and productivity to ensure the future prosperity of the nation.

“The Budget offers an opportunity to invest in our nation’s most valuable resource – its people,” said Ms Hatfield Dodds.

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This year's Budget seeks to repair some of the political damage from last year.

"Worthwhile measures include investing in vulnerable children, continued commitment to the NDIS, tightening means testing for the age pension, and the groundwork for further aged care reform," said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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