media releases

Church community service providers commend ALP's sensible stand against drug test trial

UnitingCare Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia and Anglicare have today commended the ALP for its commitment to oppose the Government's proposed drug testing trial of social security recipients and calls on other Members and Senators to do... August 8, 2017

Roadmap to healthy ageing vital for all our futures

Community service agencies of the Uniting Church make up one of the largest aged care provider networks in the country, with some 200 residential aged care facilities operating around 15,000 aged care beds. It also delivers care and support for thousands... August 3, 2017

Somerville offers wrap-around service for Territorians

‘It’s all about the people,’ said Kerry Boswell, describing her work at the Northern Territory’s Palmerston Community Centre, a part of Somerville Community Services. ‘People who work here share a passion and commitment to improving peoples’... July 19, 2017

40 Years of Uniting Church, 200+ Years of Service

Thursday 22 June marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Church came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations - Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian... June 21, 2017

UnitingCare Australia Calls for Nationally Consistent Approach to Combatting Elder Abuse

The nation’s largest provider of aged care services has supported the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) call for a national approach to combatting elder abuse in its Elder Abuse - A National Legal Response report, released yesterday. UnitingCare... June 16, 2017

The Good, the Bad, and the Unfair

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director Claerwen Little says despite some constructive measures the 2017 Federal Budget needed to do more for the most vulnerable Australians. “The commitment to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)... May 9, 2017

UnitingCare Australia welcomes moves to restrict television gambling advertising

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed moves by the Turnbull Government to crackdown on betting advertising during live sporting coverage as part of a package of media reforms launched on the weekend. The new restrictions will ban gambling ads on live television... May 8, 2017

UnitingCare Australia welcomes consultation on future of aged care funding

The UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network has welcomed yesterday’s release of the report: Alternative Aged Care Assessment, Classification System and Funding Models and the announcement by Minister Ken Wyatt of further consultation to determine the... April 20, 2017

Easter: A Chance for New Beginnings

  The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has used his annual Easter message to pray for Christian churches in the Middle East and for greater compassion in Australia for those displaced by war and conflict.   ... April 12, 2017

Appeal Set Up to Support Communities Recovering in Aftermath of Cyclone Debbie

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has asked Church members to lend their support to UCA appeals for communities suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. ... April 3, 2017