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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

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

On 4 August communities across Australia will mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – a day to celebrate First Nations children and their right to grow up strong in culture and spirit. The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander... July 28, 2021

The race is on to protect our most vulnerable, not just the elderly

UnitingCare Australia is calling on the Morrison Government to prioritise all vulnerable people in the accelerated vaccine rollout. “We welcome the announcement today that pharmacists will join the fight to vaccinate Australians. UnitingCare Australia... July 22, 2021

Funding providers welcome boost for Emergency Relief and Food Relief in Greater Sydney and Victoria

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Morrison Government’s announcement of an additional $8.9 million in funding for Emergency and Food Relief providers in Greater Sydney and across Victoria. "This funding will allow vital services to provide the basic... July 20, 2021

Stop blaming aged care workers for government failures on vaccines - Providers and unions unite

Aged care providers and the union movement have united to reject the current blame shifting on vaccination, saying it is government failures that have caused low vaccination rates, not workers. Providers and unions have been calling for fast action on... July 9, 2021

UnitingCare Australia welcomes historic investment in aged care and key services

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Morrison Government’s Budget tonight, acknowledging the historic investment across aged care, mental health, safety, training and jobs.   “Tonight the Morrison Government has delivered record investment in services... May 11, 2021

Federal Budget delivers historic aged care reform

  THE aged care sector today welcomed the Australian Government’s formal response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which includes a record funding increase of $17.7 billion over the next four years.   The Australian... May 11, 2021

Safety, security and support - UnitingCare Australia calls on the Government to deliver for all in Tuesday’s Budget

UnitingCare Australia is calling on the Morrison Government to use the Federal Budget to deliver for all Australians.   “We know that Budgets are a statement of a government’s priorities and plans. They are an opportunity for a government to... May 9, 2021

New rules would target charities: Church providers speak out

  The leaders of major faith-based charities have come together against changes that would target charities. The changes will mean that charities could be targeted and shut down for subjective reasons.   “Our work is driven by our mission.... May 6, 2021