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Families, children at risk of poverty and deepening disadvantage

As we mark the National Day of Action, UnitingCare Australia stands together with hundreds of organisations calling on the Morrison Government to permanently raise the rate of JobSeeker to support families, individuals and children at risk of deepening... July 14, 2020

It’s time to create a new normal

With less than 90 days until the September economic cliff,  UnitingCare Australia warns that people in vulnerable circumstances are once again at significant risk.   Appearing before the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 this morning, National... July 1, 2020

50 plus organisations propose a smart housing installation boom to make a real difference

UnitingCare Australia joined over 50 social, property, business, environment, local councils and research groups have banded together to call on Federal and State Governments to stimulate the economy with an energy efficient and solar, low-income housing... June 19, 2020

UnitingCare Australia renews call to end elder abuse

Today marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an important time to renew our commitment to end elder abuse. Today and every day we must stand against ageism and inequality in our society, especially in the wake of COVID-19.   This year we particularly... June 15, 2020

UnitingCare Australia warns of looming social crisis if Australia’s social safety net is wound back

UnitingCare Australia has urged the Federal Government to maintain a strong social security system, warning of the detrimental social and economic consequences of dropping the JobSeeker Payment back to pre-COVID level at the same time as other temporary... May 6, 2020

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes Praise and Support for Aged Care

UnitingCare Australia thanks the Prime Minister and Minster for Aged Care for praising and supporting the amazing work of our aged care workforce.   “Aged care staff are some of the many unsung heroes of this crisis. These workers, just like other... May 1, 2020

A message from aged care to Australia

Aged care services are working hard to keep older Australians safe - and we need your help   Aged care services are at the forefront of saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, committed staff working harder than ever before to keep hundreds... April 30, 2020

OPEN LETTER - Nobody Left Behind: Ensuring people seeking asylum, refugees and other vulnerable groups are included in COVID-19 responses

The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister of Australia Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600   Dear Prime Minister, Nobody Left Behind: Ensuring people seeking asylum, refugees and other vulnerable groups are included in COVID-19 responses   We,... April 28, 2020

Enhanced visitation protections are for public health and safety

Almost 1,000 aged care providers and their representatives have endorsed strong requests for support put to the Aged Care Minister and the Chief Medical Officer during a national webinar.   Everyone agrees that public safety is the most important... April 27, 2020

UnitingCare Australia and Anglicare Australia welcome JobKeeper Changes

Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia have jointly welcomed changes to the government’s historic JobKeeper scheme. The changes, announced this afternoon, will open up the JobKeeper scheme to more charities. “This announcement is good news... April 24, 2020