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Anna Minson
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UnitingCare Australia welcomes coronavirus relief package for Australia's most vulnerable

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Government’s announcement this morning to invest an additional $1.1B to support Australia’s most vulnerable, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures provide much needed investment into mental health, Medicare,... March 29, 2020

Community sector organisations call on Government to act on communications affordability issues

A coalition of nearly 30 community sector organisations and advocates has urged the Federal Government to address the affordability of communications services and equipment to support Australians in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the... March 27, 2020

Extend COVID-19 supplementary payments and Medicare to all people in Australia in need

UnitingCare Australia has backed calls for the Federal Government to extend the coronavirus supplementary payment to all people in Australia in need, including people seeking asylum and those on temporary visas. UnitingCare Australia welcomed the Government’s... March 26, 2020

A little relief will go a long way for thousands struggling due to COVID-19

As a member of the Stop the Debt Trap Alliance, UnitingCare Australia has joined more than 30 organisations who have urged companies providing essential services to take additional steps to support financially vulnerable clients during the COVID-19 crisis.... March 16, 2020

UnitingCare Australia responds to economic stimulus package and aged care boost

UnitingCare Australia is today encouraged by the Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, but has called for further details and investment in measures that provide targeted and longer-term support to those most in need. Whilst immediate and... March 12, 2020

The cashless debit card is demeaning, discriminatory and has failed to deliver any measurable benefits

The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and UnitingCare Australia have urged Parliament to scrap the bill to expand and extend the cashless debit card. “This bill disproportionately targets First Peoples and undermines their... March 2, 2020

Outcomes not promises the key to Closing the Gap

Leaders of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), the Uniting Church and UnitingCare Australia have described as a lamentable failure today’s revelation that Australia will not meet most of its Closing the Gap targets, while... February 12, 2020

Sector warns of continuing risk of 2020 aged care emergency

The aged care sector warns that, with today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) flagging no additional direct investment for residential and home care, the risk of aged care emergencies looms large in 2020. The Government had already announced... December 16, 2019

Aged care sector in national plea to Federal Government for care certainty

On the eve of the Federal Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), aged care residents, seniors on home care package wait lists, their families, carers and providers are speaking out in a national plea for immediate action and transitional... December 15, 2019

Peak bodies unite in pre-Christmas warning to avoid New Year aged care emergency

Australia’s largest aged care provider representatives have united in a pre-Christmas appeal to the Federal Government, to avoid an aged care emergency in 2020. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia,... December 5, 2019