Media Releases

To 40 and Beyond - A Message from President Stuart McMillan

2017 is a special year for the Uniting Church in Australia. Together we mark 40 years since church union.

Claerwen Little says her key focus as the new National Director will be to ensure that UnitingCare Australia is a strong and respected voice in Canberra and across the nation achieving change for those who are most vulnerable.

The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) contains a mixed bag of measures, UnitingCare Australia’s Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling said today.

UnitingCare Australia has today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the extension of the Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) until June 2018 but says a more comprehensive, long term response strategy is required to address homelessness.

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.