Media Releases

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.

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the ALP’s move to seek an independent review of residential aged care funding in the Federal Parliament today.

The Chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network, Steve Teulan, today welcomed the appointment of David Tune to lead the Aged Care Legislated Review. 

UnitingCare Australia today welcomed the Government’s announcement of the Try, Test and Learn Fund as its first step to fundamentally reforming the welfare system.

UnitingCare Australia says the Federal Government’s offer to discuss how it achieves aged care funding cuts is welcome and demonstrates a willingness to engage with the sector to find ways to minimise the impact of the cuts from residential aged care services on care of vulnerable older people.

UnitingCare Australia welcomes moves today by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to refer proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) announced in the mid-year economic and fiscal review and 2016-17 Federal Budget to a Senate Committee.

Pressure on public hospitals in States and Territories will worsen significantly because of more than $2 billion in Federal Government cuts to aged care health funding, one of Australia’s largest not-forprofit aged care providers said today.