Submissions

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

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

Capital Financing for Aged Care

Note For the purposes of responding to the Royal Commission’s paper on capital financing arrangements for residential aged care, we have taken a broader approach and provided comments on capital financing more generally. UnitingCare Australia considers... October 6, 2020

Response to the Rights and Attitudes Issues Paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a brief response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on Rights and attitudes.   Recommendations The Uniting Church makes the following recommendations to increase awareness... August 28, 2020

Aged Care Royal Commission summary submission, incorporating second response to investigation of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care services and response to Financing Aged Care (consultation paper 2)

Contents Executive summary Our recommendations Introduction Principles of economic equity and implications for the aged care system The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for services for elders The transition that needs to start now Elements... July 31, 2020

Response to the Emergency Planning and Response Issues Paper

  The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper on Emergency planning and response.   The Uniting Church thanks those across the life of the Church who provided information... July 16, 2020

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

Overview The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far reaching, affecting all corners of society. We commend the Australian Government for decisive interventions that have helped to stabilise infection rates, prevent health systems being overwhelmed,... June 25, 2020

Aged Care Royal Commission - Investigation of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care services

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the invitation from the Royal Commission to make submissions to enable an investigation of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care services. Residential aged care services have served the country well in terms... June 2, 2020

Aged Care Royal Commission: Future Program Redesign and Workforce - response to submissions of counsel assisting 

This submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission provides UnitingCare Australia’s perspectives on future aged care services programs. It focuses first on context and intersecting issues in order to highlight what we see as some of the challenges of... March 20, 2020

National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2019 (No. 2)

This joint submission urges Parliament to pass reforms which would improve protections for people who use payday loans and consumer leases. Current laws are ineffective, enabling predatory lenders to charge excessive feeds and entrench people in a cycle... February 21, 2020