Friday, 21 July 2017 11:12

Connecting 20 July 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from Natioanal Director Claerwen Little.

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Bronwyn Pike new Chair of UnitingCare Australia National Committee

Somerville Community Services

Early childhood education survey

Response to Treasury Discussion Paper on Tax Deductible Gift Reforms

Submission to Productivity Commission Report

Minister Ken Wyatt praises Blue Care facility in Cairns

Greens release video about cashless welfare card

New National Director for UnitingWorld

Uniting Church stands against Islamophobia

Services encouraged to nominate for National Disability Awards

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

 

Published in Connecting newsletter

UnitingCare Australia agrees with the points made in the Report around stewardship arrangements including greater coordination, more transparency and smoother transitions. However, we believe there is a need to more clearly emphasise the real need for greater coordination between both Commonwealth and state governments before any changes are made to increase competition in human services.

Published in Submissions
Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:53

Connecting 23 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

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Introduction

  • Omnibus Bill
  • Aged Care Network
  • Social Policy Network
  • Consulting with broader network

More about the Omnibus Bill

UnitingCare Australia supports the Redfern Statement

Aged Care Network

UnitingCare Australia makes submission to Productivity Commission

Uniting Church President on 40th annivesary

Dementia and You - care, protection and reducing risk

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Productivity Commission on the Issues Paper related to Reform to Human Services released in December 2017.

This builds on the previous two submissions provided by UnitingCare Australia in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry on introducing contestability and user choice to human services.

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

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Productivity Commission’s Preliminary Findings Report covering the topic of Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Reform.

Published in Submissions
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.

Introduction

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

Calendar

Published in Connecting newsletter

UnitingCare Australia has long believed that reforms increasing user choice are positive as stated in our submission to the Competition Policy Review Panel in December 20141. There is demand from consumers their families and our providers for more flexibility and a greater degree of user direction. We continue to support reforms enabling the market to increase supply to better meet demand. These reforms should include increased transparency around cost of delivery and freedom to recover costs according to capacity of consumers to pay.

Published in Submissions

Ms Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia, today welcomed yesterday’s draft Productivity Commission report on the Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector.

Published in Media Releases
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