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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

“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 families’... 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

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

40 Years of Uniting Church, 200+ Years of Service

Thursday 22 June marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Church came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations - Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian... June 21, 2017

50 plus organisations propose a smart housing installation boom to make a real difference

UnitingCare Australia joined over 50 social, property, business, environment, local councils and research groups have banded together to call on Federal and State Governments to stimulate the economy with an energy efficient and solar, low-income housing... June 19, 2020

A good budget will deliver a decent shot at a decent life for all Australians

Ms Hatfield Dodds said the Federal Budget will provide a road map of the Government’s priorities for Australia. A well managed economy must enable us to fund the things that matter. “This might mean politically challenging decisions, including measures... May 8, 2012