Reform of Australian Government Administration

This review provides an opportunity for significant and meaningful reform of Government administration which we believe is well overdue. The consultation paper has identified a number of critical issues for consideration which we endorse. While we recognise... December 3, 2009

Inquiry by the Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth Inquiry into Homelessness Legislation

The submission was developed by UnitingCare Burnside in New South Wales and includes comments made by sector representatives at a sector forum on the Inquiry held by the Youth Accommodation Association (YAA) in NSW and Homelessness NSW. It reflects the... August 14, 2009

Uniting Care Response to the Aged Care Recommendations in the Productivity Commission Draft Research Report

UnitingCare is pleased to contribute a response to thirteen recommendations related to aged care services that were developed by the Productivity Commission in its review of regulatory burden on business in June 2009. UnitingCare is one of Australia’s... July 31, 2009

New Disability Employment Services and Employer Incentives Scheme 2010-2012 Purchasing Arrangements [Exposure Draft]

In providing disability employment services, UnitingCare agencies connect the social justice concerns of the Uniting Church with the role and function of providing social services in partnership with communities and with governments to ensure all people... July 1, 2009

Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension reform and other 2009 Budget measures) Bill 2009

This submission is premised on the view that all Australians have a right to live a decent life, which we define as being able to access appropriate food, clothing and healthcare; safe and secure housing; meaningful work, education, rest and enjoyment;... June 19, 2009

Productivity Commission Study into the Contribution of the Not for Profit Sector

There are range of key themes and recommendations contained in this submission which we consider important in the overall scope of this study. One of the key challenges for the Productivity Commission (Commission) will be to place an appropriate value... June 12, 2009

Response to the DES 2010-2012 Invitation to Treat Discussion Paper

The Invitation to Treat [ITT] for Disability Employment Network [DEN] Capped program providers is welcomed and supported by UnitingCare Australia as the best way to minimise disruption for participants and employers receiving services from high performing... June 2, 2009

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia's Gambling Industries 2009

Uniting Care Australia is concerned about gambling because gambling causes significant harm to many Australians. An unacceptable proportion of people who gamble regularly are gambling more than they can afford, and this causes a range of negative impacts... May 15, 2009

Henry Tax Review

UnitingCare Australia is an agency of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). UnitingCare Australia focuses on representing the views of agencies in the UnitingCare network to the Government, and advocating for those policies and... May 1, 2009

Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

This submission has been provided following correspondence with the Deputy Prime Minister regarding concerns raised by UnitingCare Australia about the collapse of two corporate providers of child care. In a letter dated 11 February 2009, the Deputy Prime... February 18, 2009