Submissions

Submissions

Developing the next National Plan to End Violence Against Women and their Children

Introduction UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the development of the next National Plan to End Violence against Women and their Children (next National Plan).   We acknowledge significant inroads have been made... September 17, 2021

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Inquiry on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021 (the Bill).  As an organisation committed to social justice and inclusion,... July 17, 2021

Hands Off Our Charities Alliance: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021

  The Honourable Scott Morrison, MP Prime Minister of Australia Parliament House Canberra, ACT   Dear Prime Minister,   We are writing on behalf of the Hands Off Our Charities Alliance (the alliance) in relation to the Australian Charities... May 6, 2021

Uniting First Peoples Network and UnitingCare Australia Submission – Indigenous Voice Co-design Interim Report

  30 April 2021   Voice Secretariat National Indigenous Australians Agency Commonwealth Government Canberra ACT 2600 Via email: Co-designVoice@niaa.gov.au   Uniting First Peoples Network and UnitingCare Australia Submission – Indigenous... April 30, 2021

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability - Response to the Promoting Inclusion Issues Paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on Promoting inclusion.   The Uniting Church thanks those across the life of the Church who provided information for this... April 30, 2021

Aged care – the way forward

  The Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) is a group of six aged care peak bodies: Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health Australia, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)... April 12, 2021

Unlawful activity - changes to the governance standards for registered charities

Senior Advisor Not-For-Profit Unit Not-for-profits and Tax Administration Branch Treasury Melbourne Level 16, 530 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000   via email: charitiesconsultation@treasury.gov.au   Attention: Michael Atfield   Dear Senior... March 18, 2021

Hands Off Our Charities alliance - Submission to Treasury re the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021

  Contents Co-submitters Executive summary Who is Hands Off Our Charities? Charities’ work is vital to the wellbeing of our communities What is being proposed The consequences for charities The proposed regulations further undermine the Charities... March 18, 2021

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021

Contents Introduction Key concerns with Bill Inadequacy of base payment rates JobSeeker and related payments will fall well below the poverty line Children and families Domestic and family violence Disproportionate impact on young people Housing stress... March 11, 2021

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics into the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill).   Contents Introduction Key concerns with the Bill The reduction of responsible... February 9, 2021

References

  1. (2021). Second Reading Speech (Alan Tudge MP), Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021. House of Representatives Hansard, Thursday 24 June 2021.
  2. Colquhoun, A., (2015). Gender and migration in OECD countries: literature review. Migration Council of Australia:
    Canberra. http://migrationcouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2015_Colquhoun.pdf.
  3. Women’s Health West, (2016). Promoting economic participation and equity for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Women’s Health West: Melbourne. http://whwest.org.au/wpcontent/uploads/2016/05/WHWeconomic-participation-report-LOW.pdf.
  4. 4 O’Dwyer, M., & Mulder, S., (2015). Finding satisfying work: the experiences of recent migrants with low level English.
    AMES Australia: Melbourne. https://www.ames.net.au/-/media/files/research/ames-australia-findingsatisfyingwork.pdf?la=en.
  5. Commonwealth of Australia, (2021). Women’s Budget Statement 2021-22. Canberra. https://budget.gov.au/2021-
    22/content/womens-statement/download/womens_budget_statement_2021-22.pdf.
  6. Bartels, L., (2010). Emerging issues in domestic/family violence research. Research in Practice, Australian Institute of Criminology: Canberra. http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/rip/1-10/10.html .
  7. University of Melbourne & Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, (2016). Submission on a draft service delivery model for a proposed new carer support service system. Melbourne. https://engage.dss.gov.au/wpcontent/uploads/2016/12/MCWH-Submission-DSS.pdf.
  8. Sherrell, H., (2019). Migration–permanent and temporary visa trends. Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 46th Parliament, pp. 128–131. Canberra: Parliament of Australia.