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Services get better value for money and produce better outcomes than involuntary income management

UnitingCare Australia will present evidence tomorrow at the Senate Inquiry into the draft legislation that will enable compulsory income management of several social security payments. UnitingCare Australia will ask if spending around $4,400 per year... February 25, 2010

UnitingCare Australia announces new acting National Director

Mr Peter Bicknell, Chair of UnitingCare Australia, announced today that Lin Hatfield Dodds has stepped aside as the National Director of UnitingCare Australia. “Ms Hatfield Dodds has been preselected as a candidate for the Australian Greens for an ACT... February 16, 2010

UnitingCare Australia looks forward to broad consideration of the social and economic impacts of an ageing population

“UnitingCare Australia is encouraged that the needs of older Australians are a key priority for the Australian Government,” said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia. “UnitingCare looks forward to the release of the Third... February 1, 2010

UnitingCare Australia Opposes Involuntary Income Management

Uniting Care Australia National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds has called today for the Australian Government to focus on delivering effective support for disadvantaged and vulnerable families. “Minister Macklin’s announcement today that involuntary... November 25, 2009

'Because children and families matter': analysis of government reforms released

UnitingCare Australia and the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, have released an analysis of the Government’s recent policy reforms for children, young people and families. The report, Because Children and Families Matter,... November 18, 2009

Apology a positive step forward says UCA

The Uniting Church in Australia has today welcomed the Federal Government’s formal apology to the Forgotten Australians. President of the Uniting Church, Rev. Alistair Macrae, said that the church had also acknowledged and apologised for its role in... November 16, 2009

UnitingCare Australia welcomes Productivity Commission draft report on gambling

Uniting Care Australia has welcomed the Draft Report on the Inquiry into Gambling released today by the Productivity Commission. This Inquiry follows up on the seminal research on gambling by the Commission in 1999. It provides a review of the gambling... October 22, 2009

Possible stimulus package cut backs must not target social housing

Major Church Providers of social services in Australia today urged the Federal Government to ensure its stimulus funding continues to support vulnerable Australians, especially through its promised investment in social housing. The group made the comments... October 20, 2009

UnitingCare Australia welcomes Productivity Commission report as “a blueprint to make social services sustainable”

Ms Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia, today welcomed yesterday’s draft Productivity Commission report on the Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector. “This is a blueprint to make social services sustainable”, said... October 15, 2009

UnitingCare Australia Backs Call for National Disability Insurance Scheme

Dr Rhonda Galbally AO, Chair of the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council for Australia, has called on the Australian Government to work with State and Territory Governments to establish a no fault Disability Insurance Scheme. Ms Lin Hatfield... October 8, 2009