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UnitingCare Australia supports calls for transformation of aged care system

Older Australians should have the chance to age to their full potential and be afforded the right support when and where they need it.   Responding to the proposed recommendations from the Royal Commission’s Counsel Assisting, UnitingCare Australia... October 23, 2020

Rising rates of child poverty loom in wake of pandemic

As the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact communities, the number of children and families living in poverty is set to escalate.   “Too many children and families in Australia are at risk of living in poverty and suffering... October 15, 2020

A budget of hope – but not for all

UnitingCare Australia commends the Government’s commitment to creating jobs and the unprecedented recovery efforts in tonight’s budget. Yet, despite record spending and investment, millions of Australians are still at risk of deepening disadvantage.   “We... October 6, 2020

It’s time for everybody in Australia to have a home

In a joint letter to the Prime Minister, coordinated by the Everybody’s Home campaign, UnitingCare Australia has joined more than 300 organisations to call for significant Commonwealth investment in social housing.    Dear Prime Minister, It’s... September 29, 2020

UnitingCare Australia calls for equal pay, funding certainty

As we mark Equal Pay Day, UnitingCare Australia warns that the gender pay gap will widen and essential community services will be cut, unless the Government commits to  ongoing funding for fair and equitable wages.   A decision by the Fair Work... August 28, 2020

UnitingCare Australia renews calls for solution to homelessness

As the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus crisis continue to be felt across communities, it is more important than ever that individuals and families have a home.   Marking National Homelessness Week, UnitingCare Australia is renewing... August 5, 2020

Joint statement: National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

  As communities across Australia mark National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), UnitingCare Australia and UCA Redress Ltd have affirmed their commitment to progressing truth... August 4, 2020

OPEN LETTER - Ensuring every child can thrive

Dear Prime Minister,   Our COVID response and the leadership demonstrated by Australian communities and governments has shown what can be achieved when we band together to realise a common goal. Now, as we move to the next phase of the COVID recovery... August 3, 2020

New Closing the Gap Agreement a historic step forward, but must be backed up with action and funding

  The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and UnitingCare Australia have welcomed the new Closing the Gap Agreement announced today, but have urged governments at all levels to back up their stated commitments with comprehensive... July 30, 2020

Open letter to the Prime Minister: COVID-19 National Response Plan for People Sleeping Rough

Dear Prime Minister,   We write to you regarding the urgent situation concerning homeless people sleeping rough and COVID-19.   Australia has led the world in its crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This included an extraordinary achievement... July 22, 2020