Submissions

Submissions

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

Hands Off Our Charities alliance - Submission to the Review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018

  Contents Co-submitters Summary of recommendations Who is Hands Off Our Charities? Charities’ advocacy is a critical element of a vibrant Australian democracy Why amendments to the original EFDR Bill were critical to maintaining a vibrant Australian... January 29, 2021

Hands Off Our Charities alliance - Submission to the Review of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018

Contents Co-submitters Summary of recommendations Who is Hands Off Our Charities? Charities' advocacy is a critical element of a vibrant Australian democracy Why amendments to the original EFDR Bill were critical to maintaining a vibrant Australian... January 29, 2021

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

Read the one page summary   Contents                        Introduction Overarching concerns with income quarantining Undermines self-determination and the Closing the Gap refresh Lack of supporting evidence Flaws in the... October 29, 2020

The cashless debit card - Summary of the UnitingCare Australia submission on the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

What does this Bill set out to do? The cashless debit card (CDC) compulsorily quarantines a portion of a person’s social security benefits, placing up to 80 per cent of their income support onto a card that cannot be used to withdraw cash or purchase... October 29, 2020

Response to the experience of First Nations people with disability in Australia issues paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) welcome the opportunity to provide a response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on The experience of First Nations People with Disability... October 16, 2020