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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

One step closer on redress

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Mr Stuart McMillan has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions. “The Uniting Church strongly supports a single... November 7, 2016

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