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Anna Minson
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Media releases

UnitingCare Australia warns of looming social crisis if Australia’s social safety net is wound back

UnitingCare Australia has urged the Federal Government to maintain a strong social security system, warning of the detrimental social and economic consequences of dropping the JobSeeker Payment back to pre-COVID level at the same time as other temporary... May 6, 2020

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes Praise and Support for Aged Care

UnitingCare Australia thanks the Prime Minister and Minster for Aged Care for praising and supporting the amazing work of our aged care workforce. “Aged care staff are some of the many unsung heroes of this crisis. These workers, just like other healthcare... May 1, 2020

A message from aged care to Australia

Aged care services are working hard to keep older Australians safe - and we need your help Aged care services are at the forefront of saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, committed staff working harder than ever before to keep hundreds of thousands... April 30, 2020

OPEN LETTER - Nobody Left Behind: Ensuring people seeking asylum, refugees and other vulnerable groups are included in COVID-19 responses

The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister of Australia Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600   Dear Prime Minister, Nobody Left Behind: Ensuring people seeking asylum, refugees and other vulnerable groups are included in COVID-19 responses We, the 186... April 28, 2020

Enhanced visitation protections are for public health and safety

Almost 1,000 aged care providers and their representatives have endorsed strong requests for support put to the Aged Care Minister and the Chief Medical Officer during a national webinar. Everyone agrees that public safety is the most important thing... April 27, 2020

UnitingCare Australia and Anglicare Australia welcome JobKeeper Changes

Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia have jointly welcomed changes to the government’s historic JobKeeper scheme. The changes, announced this afternoon, will open up the JobKeeper scheme to more charities. “This announcement is good news... April 24, 2020

We’re at crisis point. Government needs to shut down predatory lenders.

As a member of the Stop the Debt Trap Alliance, UnitingCare Australia has joined more than 30 organisations who have urged the Government to immediately shut down predatory payday lenders during the COVID-19 crisis. The Stop the Debt Trap Alliance comprises... April 16, 2020

Aged care rescue support package

What we need right now to stay open and keep older people safe The aged care sector is united in proposing a package of urgent measures to keep the 1.3million people in its care and its 360,000 workers safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Many... April 10, 2020

Family violence during COVID-19: the perfect storm brewing behind closed doors

With demand for family and domestic violence services rising dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UnitingCare Australia is calling for an urgent increase in support for emergency accommodation and domestic violence services. As people isolate... April 9, 2020

Charities under threat: job, services at risk

UnitingCare Australia acknowledges the Government’s announcement to revise eligibility requirements for charities and not-for-profits applying for the JobKeeper Payment, but more needs to be done. Without important changes, thousands of jobs and critical... April 6, 2020