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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

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