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Media releases

Caring for Older Australians issues paper a green light for reform: CCOA

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) has commended the Productivity Commission’s issues paper, Caring for Older Australians, saying it signals the potential for real reform in the aged care sector. CCOA said the paper provided a considered... May 24, 2010

Election is now the best chance for the government to deliver on its social inclusion agenda

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar, said tonight’s budget did not deliver on the Government’s social inclusion agenda. “The Government is rightly proud of Australia’s robust recovery from the Global Financial Crisis,”... May 11, 2010

2010 Budget priorities for action

UnitingCare Australia National Director, Susan Helyar, said the 2010 Federal Budget must deliver for low income, socially marginalised people. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Budget, Ms Helyar outlined UnitingCare Australia’s three priorities: demand... May 10, 2010

Super profits tax should benefit all Australians

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar said today UnitingCare Australia supports a progressive tax system that distributes the benefits of the economic boom fairly across the whole community. Ms Helyar said big profits from big business... May 10, 2010

CCOA urges Government to Budget for aged care

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) is urging the Federal Government to address critical aged care funding issues in tomorrow’s Budget. CCOA, which comprises 11 national organisations providing community and residential aged care and housing,... May 10, 2010

UnitingCare Australia calls for Ministerial taskforce following Henry Review

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar has today called for an urgent Ministerial taskforce to resolve outstanding issues in both the Henry Tax Review and the Government’s response to that review. Commenting shortly after the release... May 2, 2010

UnitingCare Australia looks forward to government's response to Henry Tax Review

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar has expressed optimism for significant reform ahead of the release of the findings of the Henry Tax Review this coming Sunday. Ms Helyar said Effective Marginal Tax Rates and other issues facing... April 29, 2010

National health reforms a prescription for poor health in aged care

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) is concerned that the Federal Government and members of COAG have not started the process to address fundamental reforms needed in aged care. “The Prime Minister has been at pains to stress that the... April 21, 2010

COAG efforts on mental health welcome

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar, has welcomed today’s historic commitment to reform Australia’s health system. In particular Ms Helyar welcomed the additional commitment to mental health services for young people. Ms Helyar... April 20, 2010

Aged care on the sick list

The Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA) has written to State and Territory leaders to urge their support for aged care to be treated as a priority during next week’s COAG meeting. “Aged care is on the sick list and won’t get better until... April 14, 2010