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

The Future of Disability Employment Services in Australia

The various reviews into employment services and related areas shows that for disadvantaged job seekers, in particular people with disabilities who have high support needs, the current system has not delivered improved employment outcomes. “The Future... January 31, 2009

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics on the Inquiry into the Disclosure Regimes for Charities and Not-for-profit Organisations

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the Senate Standing Committee on Economics’ inquiry into the disclosure regimes relating to charities and not-for-profit organisations operating in Australia. The Terms of Reference of the inquiry include the examination... December 1, 2008

Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Residential and Community Aged Care in Australia December 2008

The current model for provision of services for people as they get older is no longer relevant or appropriate and does not meet the needs or expectations of older people or their families now, and will not in the future. Consider these facts: 50% of... November 19, 2008

Review of the Conditional Adjustment Payment Additional submission: Critical issues impacting residential aged care viability

In this submission “UnitingCare” and “UnitingCare agencies” refer to three particular UnitingCare network agencies, Blue Care in Queensland, Uniting Aged Care Victoria and Tasmania and Uniting Church Homes in Western Australia. These organisations... October 22, 2008