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UnitingCare welcomes new strategy to support the aged care workforce

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the fourteen Strategic Actions announced today by Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, as part of A Matter of Care: The Aged Care Workforce Strategy. The actions, which form part of the broader... September 13, 2018

UnitingCare Australia backs a fair and acceptable safety net

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the introduction of Cathy McGowan’s private member’s bill, seeking to establish a new Social Security Commission that would introduce greater transparency and integrity into the setting of minimum levels for social... August 20, 2018

Up to 10% of older Australians could experience Elder Abuse this year.

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018, UnitingCare Australia acknowledges the need for greater awareness of the prevalence of elder abuse in our community and our shared responsibility to look out for each other. It is likely that between 2% and 10%... June 15, 2018

Ensuring every child’s a winner in the birth lottery

This week is National Families Week and the aim is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. When it comes to families, the Government’s Budget makes it clear that it sees the provision of incentives for those earning wages... May 15, 2018

A stronger economy for the haves, but little hope for the have nots

UnitingCare Australia tonight welcomes the government’s commitment to older Australians and their care. The extra 14,000 home-care packages go some way to relieving the pain for those 105,000 people still waiting for support. The many other measures... May 8, 2018

A healthy budget means everyone should benefit

On Tuesday the Turnbull Government will release its 2018-19 Budget. With an expected windfall in revenue this is the time to direct spending to the people most in need. Inequality is growing in Australia with over 3 million people living below the poverty... May 4, 2018

Why we need to raise welfare payments now

UnitingCare Australia joins today’s call for an urgent rise in the level of welfare payments. This would: Stimulate the economy by placing greater spending power where it is most needed. Relieve chronic financial stress on those genuinely seeking work... May 2, 2018

Funding a gold standard NDIS – a budget priority

UnitingCare Australia is pleased that funding of the NDIS is receiving attention in the lead up to this year’s Federal Budget and the Treasurer’s announcement today that there is adequate funding for the Scheme going forward. However, we reiterate... April 26, 2018

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

UnitingCare Australia congratulates the Turnbull Government and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt for creating the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. This is a step in the right direction for a country that needs to strengthen the provisions around caring... April 18, 2018

Government must act on funding reforms to ease home care pressure

The peak body for not-for-profit aged care providers, Aged & Community Services Australia, is calling on the government to consider reforms to tackle the increasing number of older Australians waiting to access appropriate home care. Echoing sentiments... February 26, 2018