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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

Joint statement: Community sector urges parliament to progress the Climate Change Bill 2020

Members of the Australian Community Sector are calling on all members of the Commonwealth Parliament to consider the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and to allow a parliamentary inquiry with public hearings,... November 9, 2020

29th Annual Target Christmas Appeal launches to support a better Christmas for others

  Christmas can be hard for many Australians, especially as so many are doing it tough for the first time this year due to the global pandemic.   Many families have to choose between buying gifts for Christmas or paying a power bill, or between... November 9, 2020

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

Stop the Debt Trap Alliance - Predatory lenders risk undermining Government’s economic recovery effort

  With jobs, household spending and economic recovery  the focus of last night’s Budget, the Stop the Debt Trap Alliance is warning that lax protections from predatory lenders risk undermining the Government’s efforts.   “For the many ... October 7, 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