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'Because children and families matter': analysis of government reforms released

UnitingCare Australia and the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, have released an analysis of the Government’s recent policy reforms for children, young people and families. The report, Because Children and Families Matter,... November 18, 2009

‘Moral’ justification for drug testing a two-edged sword

UnitingCare Australia today expresses its disappointment in the Senate Committee’s recommendation to pass the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019. This is despite the universal opposition of professionals with experience... October 11, 2019

‘New’ JobSeeker payment will plunge people into poverty

  Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia have come together to condemn the Government’s announcement on the JobSeeker payment, which has come after months of uncertainty.   “This announcement has cut the rate of JobSeeker by cutting... February 23, 2021

“Jobs for Families” is a bitter-sweet package

UnitingCare Australia says the highly anticipated Families Package is bitter-sweet for Australian families.   “While greater investment in childcare is very welcome, elements of this particular package are badly targeted, an also risk limiting... May 13, 2015

10,000 new home care packages won’t fix the waitlist

UnitingCare Australia joins the many voices that yesterday acknowledged the Government’s $537M injection of funds into aged care – but – the Government must listen to the consistent concerns that are being expressed by consumers and their advocates,... November 26, 2019

122 organisations join together to oppose Government’s plan to axe safe lending laws

  Axing safe lending laws will be bad for people, bad for the economy and directly contradict the first recommendation of the banking royal commission, say leading voices across Australia   Speaking with one voice, Australia’s leading consumer... November 24, 2020

2010 Budget priorities for action

UnitingCare Australia National Director, Susan Helyar, said the 2010 Federal Budget must deliver for low income, socially marginalised people. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Budget, Ms Helyar outlined UnitingCare Australia’s three priorities: demand... May 10, 2010

2010 Federal election: a decent life for every person

In this Federal election campaign, UnitingCare Australia is calling on the three major parties to deliver commitments that will contribute to a decent live for every person living in Australia. UnitingCare Australia’s Key Social Policy Priorities for... August 2, 2010

2011 Budget - Labor's found its mojo

UnitingCare Australia welcomed the 2011 Federal Budget and says it’s a carefully crafted, considered effort that will help people trapped on welfare find jobs and a more secure financial future. National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said the winner... May 11, 2011

29th Annual Target Christmas Appeal launches to support a better Christmas for others

  Christmas can be hard for many Australians, especially as so many are doing it tough for the first time this year due to the global pandemic.   Many families have to choose between buying gifts for Christmas or paying a power bill, or between... November 9, 2020