media releases

New magazine - In Depth - launched

In Depth – the Magazine of UnitingCare Australia was launched on Wednesday 2 November. The online magazine will explore issues important to social services in Australia and celebrate the work of UnitingCare. It will be issued three times a year. We... November 2, 2016

Australians urged to turn a dollar into $1.5million this Christmas

For 25 years Target and UnitingCare have partnered to brighten the lives of thousands of Australians at Christmas through their annual Christmas Appeal. One in eight Australians live in poverty and many of these people turn to UnitingCare to put food... October 31, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Redoubles Efforts to Address Housing and Homelessness

A national forum of 40 frontline UnitingCare service providers held in Sydney yesterday has committed to developing a national action plan to work with government to address housing and homelessness in Australia. “Every day our frontline community services... October 28, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Announces New National Director

Claerwen Little has been appointed as the new National Director of UnitingCare Australia. The announcement was made today by General Secretary of the Uniting Church Assembly Colleen Geyer and UnitingCare Australia National Committee Chair Peter Bicknell. Ms... October 18, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes Greens Move To Disallow Aged Care Funding Cuts

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed a motion of disallowance moved by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert in the Federal Parliament yesterday to disallow legislation that will inflict severe cuts to aged care funding. “Senator Siewert and The Greens have... October 14, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes ALP Move for Independent Review of Aged Care Funding

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the ALP’s move to seek an independent review of residential aged care funding in the Federal Parliament today. “An independent review, including a full assessment of the cost of aged care services, is critical to... October 10, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes the Appointment of Head of Review of Aged Care Reforms

The Chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network, Steve Teulan, today welcomed the appointment of David Tune to lead the Aged Care Legislated Review. “Our Network welcomes the fact that the Government has moved promptly to appoint a person of Mr Tune’s... September 22, 2016

Evidence based investment approach to welfare reform has potential

UnitingCare Australia today welcomed the Government’s announcement of the Try, Test and Learn Fund as its first step to fundamentally reforming the welfare system. Acting National Director Martin J Cowling said the introduction of a well-researched... September 21, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Welcomes Moves for Closer Examination of Aged Care Funding Instrument

UnitingCare Australia welcomes moves today by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to refer proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) announced in the mid-year economic and fiscal review and 2016-17 Federal Budget to a Senate Committee. Chair... August 31, 2016

UnitingCare Australia Supports Call For More Action On Problem Gambling

UnitingCare Australia strongly supports calls by Senator Nick Xenophon and Independent Andrew Wilkie for tougher action to address problem gambling Acting National Director Martin J Cowling said today. Mr Cowling expressed concern at the increase in gambling... August 24, 2016