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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

UnitingCare Australia welcomes intention to apologise to Forgotten Australians

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, that a formal apology to Forgotten Australians will be issued by the end of this year. UnitingCare... August 31, 2009

Government Doesn’t Recognise Aged Care Funding Crisis

The Australian Government, through the Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot, has demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the challenges facing Australia as a result of long term neglect of capital financing of residential aged care. Uniting... June 26, 2009

Pension increases - why do some miss out?

UnitingCare Australia is calling on the Australian Government to extend the proposed increase in pensions to all who need income support. UnitingCare Australia will put the case today at the public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee’s... June 19, 2009