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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

UnitingCare Australia calls for equal pay, funding certainty

As we mark Equal Pay Day, UnitingCare Australia warns that the gender pay gap will widen and essential community services will be cut, unless the Government commits to  ongoing funding for fair and equitable wages.   A decision by the Fair Work... August 28, 2020

UnitingCare Australia renews calls for solution to homelessness

As the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus crisis continue to be felt across communities, it is more important than ever that individuals and families have a home.   Marking National Homelessness Week, UnitingCare Australia is renewing... August 5, 2020

Joint statement: National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

  As communities across Australia mark National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), UnitingCare Australia and UCA Redress Ltd have affirmed their commitment to progressing truth... August 4, 2020

OPEN LETTER - Ensuring every child can thrive

Dear Prime Minister,   Our COVID response and the leadership demonstrated by Australian communities and governments has shown what can be achieved when we band together to realise a common goal. Now, as we move to the next phase of the COVID recovery... August 3, 2020

New Closing the Gap Agreement a historic step forward, but must be backed up with action and funding

  The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and UnitingCare Australia have welcomed the new Closing the Gap Agreement announced today, but have urged governments at all levels to back up their stated commitments with comprehensive... July 30, 2020

Open letter to the Prime Minister: COVID-19 National Response Plan for People Sleeping Rough

Dear Prime Minister,   We write to you regarding the urgent situation concerning homeless people sleeping rough and COVID-19.   Australia has led the world in its crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This included an extraordinary achievement... July 22, 2020

Concerns remain over adequate social safety net

UnitingCare Australia warns that whilst the extension of critical support measures provides relief for some, the failure to provide a permanent and significant increase in income support will place many individuals and families at risk of entrenched poverty.   “The... July 21, 2020

UnitingCare Australia welcomes new Board Chair

Mr Geoff Batkin, AM, has been appointed the new Chair of the UnitingCare Australia Board. The Assembly Standing Committee, national council of the Uniting Church in Australia, unanimously approved the appointment at their meeting via Zoom yesterday.   National... July 20, 2020

Aged care leaders unite in call for Australians to say #ThanksforCaring

Our nation’s representative aged care organisations are calling on all Australians to acknowledge and thank our vital aged care workers on Aged Care Employee Day (ACED) on Friday 7 August.   Aged & Community Services Australia, the Aged Care... July 20, 2020