Media Releases

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, is once again supporting the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal this holiday season.

The Chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network, Geoff Batkin, today welcomed the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, that the Government had scaled back some of the more severe cuts to aged care funding.

UnitingCare Australia has today congratulated the Victorian Government on its $109 million plan to respond to homelessness released on the weekend.

Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) peak aged care bodies have today released a document outlining nine funding model principles to the Federal Government as it seeks to develop an alternative to the existing Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) used to assess care needs among residents.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Mr Stuart McMillan has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions.

In Depth – the Magazine of UnitingCare Australia was launched on Wednesday 2 November.

For 25 years Target and UnitingCare have partnered to brighten the lives of thousands of Australians at Christmas through their annual Christmas Appeal.

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.  

Claerwen Little has been appointed as the new National Director of UnitingCare Australia

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed a motion of disallowance moved by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert in the Federal Parliament yesterday to disallow legislation that will inflict severe cuts to aged care funding.