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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

UnitingCare Australia echoes calls for permanent increase to JobSeeker

UnitingCare Australia joins Anglicare Australia, Catholic Social Services Austalia, and the Salvation Army in again calling for a permanent increase to the rate of JobSeeker.   We know that reverting back to the base rate of JobSeeker and Youth Allowance,... December 9, 2020

Parliament urged to reject expansion of the cashless debit card

  The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and UnitingCare Australia are urging the Senate to oppose legislation to expand the cashless debit card, saying the scheme will only further entrench disempowerment and disadvantage... December 2, 2020

It’s time to tackle loneliness – join the movement to End Loneliness Together

          A national organisation has officially launched today, recognising the growing problem of loneliness in our community and starting a national campaign to bring people together.   The coalition group – Ending... November 27, 2020

122 organisations join together to oppose Government’s plan to axe safe lending laws

  Axing safe lending laws will be bad for people, bad for the economy and directly contradict the first recommendation of the banking royal commission, say leading voices across Australia   Speaking with one voice, Australia’s leading consumer... November 24, 2020