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The real test of aged care reform will be the Federal Budget

  AUSTRALIA’s aged care sector expects the Federal Government to immediately commit to implementing the major recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, through the twin pillars of the upcoming Budget and a subsequent... April 20, 2021

UnitingCare Australia backs calls for major aged care reform ahead of the Federal Budget

UnitingCare Australia is calling on the Morrison Government to use the May Budget to adopt the priorities for reform detailed in the new report from the Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC): Aged Care - The Way Forward.   UnitingCare Australia... April 14, 2021

Aged care – the way forward

  AUSTRALIA’s aged care industry today urged the Federal Government to adopt its 15-point plan to ensure older Australians get the most benefit in the quickest time from an improved aged care system.   The Australian Aged Care Collaboration,... April 12, 2021

Investing in solutions led by First Peoples key to Closing the Gap

  As communities across Australia mark National Close the Gap Day, leaders of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), the Uniting Church and UnitingCare Australia have come together to call for enduring reforms to support... March 18, 2021

It’s all about the people: older people, families, workers must be centre of aged care reform

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the release of the historic Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report and commends the Morrison Government’s commitment to putting older Australians at the centre of reforms.   “We fully... March 2, 2021

Royal Commission provides opportunity to 'fix' the aged care system forever

  TODAY’s release of the Royal Commission report into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a critical watershed moment in Australia’s quest for a fair and just system that gives older people the care and choice they need and deserve, according to... March 1, 2021

‘New’ JobSeeker payment will plunge people into poverty

  Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia have come together to condemn the Government’s announcement on the JobSeeker payment, which has come after months of uncertainty.   “This announcement has cut the rate of JobSeeker by cutting... February 23, 2021

UnitingCare Australia and Anglicare Australia say cuts to JobSeeker are a ticking time bomb

  Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia are urging the Government to raise the rate of JobSeeker payments for good.   Releasing research from two of the largest charitable networks in Australia, Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia... February 10, 2021

UnitingCare Australia calls for a strong recovery for all

“As we start the parliamentary year, UnitingCare Australia calls on all Parliamentarians to remember their responsibility to think of those most in need. As we navigate important policy decisions, it is incumbent upon all members to consider those in... February 2, 2021

UnitingCare Australia welcomes additional investment in aged care

The Morrison Government’s latest investment in aged care is another step in the right direction, with the announcement of a further $1billion funding in MYEFO.   “We welcome the Government’s significant investment today, and their commitment... December 16, 2020