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Media Statement on the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

The Uniting Church in Australia is concerned that the revised Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 introduced to Parliament this week does not achieve the balance needed to protect the rights of all people.   The third and final draft of the bill was... November 26, 2021

UnitingCare Australia National Director appointed to the new National Aged Care Advisory Council

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the announcement today that National Director, Ms Claerwen Little, has been appointed to the newly created National Aged Care Advisory Council.   The Advisory Council, which is part of the Australian Government’s... November 24, 2021

UnitingCare Australia Consortium selected to deliver new program to help people escape family violence

The UnitingCare Australia Consortium has been selected to deliver a pilot program providing financial assistance and wrap-around support to assist people escaping family violence.    The Escaping Violence Payment is funded by the Morrison Government... October 17, 2021

Let’s age out ageism

Today marks Australia’s first Ageism Awareness Day, an important milestone in the fight aginst the growing issue of ageism and inequality facing our older population.   This year the theme is “Ageism. Know it. Name it.”, an important message... October 1, 2021

Liberals divided over Government plan to censor charities

A bi-partisan committee of the Australian Senate has slammed the Morrison Government’s attempts to target and shut down charities for advocating on behalf of the communities they represent.   A united front of more than 100 of Australia’s hard-working... September 30, 2021

Opening Statement, Community Affairs Legislation Committee, Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021

UnitingCare Australia National Director made the following opening statement at the Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021 [Provisions], PUBLIC HEARING   Thank... September 13, 2021

Prevention, intervention, and financial security key to women’s safety outcomes

The inaugural National Summit on Women's Safety has shone a light on Australia’s urgent issue of the safety of women and their children.   The UnitingCare network is a large employer with a national footprint and over 80% of service delivery... August 8, 2021

#ThanksforCaring – aged care workers proudly dedicated to safeguarding older Australians

On the 7th of August – Aged Care Employee Day (ACED) - we say #ThanksforCaring for the heartfelt concern, professionalism and passion that all aged care staff demonstrate as they safeguard and support older Australians Our workers’ dedication is... August 6, 2021

Aged care workers on the frontline - we're calling on all Australians to say #Thanksforcaring

Australia’s aged care workers are on the frontline every day protecting vulnerable older people from coronavirus which is why for this year’s Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August aged care leaders are calling on Australians to say ‘thank you’. We... August 4, 2021

UnitingCare Australia welcomes much-needed boost to income support in lockdown areas

The Morrison Government’s announcement of a $200 per week payment for individuals on income support who have lost more than eight hours a week of work will provide welcome relief. National Director of UnitingCare Australia, Ms Claerwen Little, said... July 30, 2021