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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

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes $10m in Funding for New Employment Program

UnitingCare Australia has today welcomed an announcement by Federal Minister for Women and Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, of a $10million commitment over three years to a new ‘Launch into Work’ program. UnitingCare Australia has successfully... March 8, 2017

To 40 Years and Beyond - The Uniting Church in Australia

2017 is a special year for the Uniting Church in Australia. Together we mark 40 years since church union. At the inauguration service on Wednesday 22 June 1977 the first President Rev. Dr Davis McCaughey, the primary author of our Basis of Union, remarked... February 16, 2017

UnitingCare Australia National Director Aims for Strong Voice for Social Justice

Claerwen Little says her key focus as the new National Director will be to ensure that UnitingCare Australia is a strong and respected voice in Canberra and across the nation achieving change for those who are most vulnerable. Commencing in the role today,... February 6, 2017

Mixed bag of measures in mid year economic review

The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) contains a mixed bag of measures, UnitingCare Australia’s Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling said today. “UnitingCare Australia understands the need for fiscal responsibility and restraint and... December 19, 2016

UnitingCare Calls for Federal Government Leadership on Long Term Homelessness Policy Reform

UnitingCare Australia has today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of the extension of the Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) until June 2018 but says a more comprehensive, long term response strategy is required... December 9, 2016

Prime Minister supports the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, will once again support the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal this holiday season. Guests due to visit The Lodge in Canberra later this month will be invited to bring a gift for a child or adult... December 7, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network Welcomes Scale Back of Aged Care Funding Cuts

The Chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network, Geoff Batkin, today welcomed the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, that the Government had scaled back some of the more severe cuts to aged care funding. The... December 6, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Congratulates Victorian Government on Response to Homelessness

UnitingCare Australia has today congratulated the Victorian Government on its $109 million plan to respond to homelessness released on the weekend. “Our frontline community services across the country are seeing steady increases in the number of people... November 14, 2016

Consumers, equity and choice at the forefront of aged care funding principles

Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) peak aged care bodies have today released a document outlining nine funding model principles to the Federal Government as it seeks to develop an alternative to the existing Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) used to... November 8, 2016