Submissions

Aged Care: Workforce Issues

This submission should be read in conjunction with UnitingCare Australia’s submission to the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce on the development of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy. Caring for older people should not be a burden. We must place... December 20, 2019

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019 (the Bill). The cashless debit card (CDC) compulsorily quarantines a portion... October 30, 2019

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 [provisions]

The right to collectively organise to secure a decent standard of living is both a moral good and basic human right. Trade unions play a vital role in a healthy democracy, giving voice to workers in policy debates, contributing to struggles against social... October 21, 2019

Religious Discrimination - Uniting Church in Australia

This submission represents the views of the Uniting Church of Australia and its Agencies, and argues that the draft exposure bills lean too heavily in favour of religious freedom over other rights. While the right to freedom of religion is important,... October 3, 2019

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019

UnitingCare Australia is pleased to have the opportunity of commenting on provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019. UnitingCare Australia is the national office representing the community services of the Uniting... October 1, 2019

2019-20 Pre-Budget Submission

UnitingCare Australia is pleased to provide this submission to inform development of the 2019-20 Federal Budget. Australia has experienced 27 years of continuous economic growth. However, the benefits of growth have flowed disproportionately to higher... February 1, 2019

Inquiry into Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship. The UnitingCare network consists of a number of member... November 29, 2018

The Next Generation of Employment Services

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Department of Jobs and Small Business as part of its consultation process on the Next Generation of Employment Services. We support the need for design and implementation of a user-centric... August 23, 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion)

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018 (CDCT or ‘the trial’). In our Submission of 29 September 2017 on the Social Services Legislation... August 2, 2018

The Closing the Gap Refresh

UnitingCare Australia supports the Government’s stated desire to take action to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. However, we consider that the seven Closing the Gap targets and the strategies adopted to pursue them... May 31, 2018