Submissions

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee’s Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 (Youth Jobs PaTH Bill). UnitingCare Australia broadly welcomes... November 15, 2016

Jobs for Family Childcare Subsidy Package

We welcome the opportunity to provide feedback to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee on the Senate Inquiry into the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016, and the Social Services Legislation... September 22, 2016

Issues Paper on Elder Abuse

UnitingCare Australia is the national body for the UnitingCare network, one of the largest providers of community services across the country. We provide services to children, young people and families, Indigenous Australians and people from culturally... September 7, 2016

Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services

Key observations for the successful introduction of competition and informed user choice into human services: The consumer’s wellbeing and protection are at the forefront of all thinking, planning and delivery. Close external monitoring must be... July 25, 2016

Accommodation Pricing Guidelines Discussion Paper

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Second Draft Discussion Paper regarding the Accommodation Pricing Guidelines, Significant Refurbishment of residential Aged Care Services, Fees and Payments Principles 2013, Subsidy Principles... June 23, 2016

'Objective of Superannuation' Discussion Paper

UnitingCare Australia shares the Australian Government’s desire, expressed in its response to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI), to engage the community in a discussion about ‘fairness, adequacy and dignity’ in the superannuation system.1 UnitingCare... April 5, 2016

Future of Australia's Aged Care Sector Workforce

In preparing this submission UnitingCare has focused on what we, as both a service provider and advocate for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, think is necessary to prepare the aged care sector to meet the challenges of an ageing population. We... March 30, 2016

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015

We welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Education and Employment Committee regarding the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015. We support many of the reforms outlined in the Bill,... January 27, 2016

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

As noted in UnitingCare Australia’s written submission, we’ve previously indicated support for reform of Social Services legislation when it is informed by a thorough analysis of the needs of individuals and families who access the welfare system.... November 19, 2015

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

UnitingCare Australia supports a review of payment architecture and payment adequacy and the need for both to be placed in the context of lifetime wellbeing, delivering against the fundamental principle that payments should reflect need. Ideally, we would... November 17, 2015