submissions

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Jobs for Family Childcare Subsidy Package

UnitingCare Australia's 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 Amendment... September 22, 2016

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission in Regards to the Issues Paper on Elder Abuse

The UnitingCare network’s approach to older people is guided and informed by the United Nations Principles for Older Persons which focus on Independence, Participation, Care, Self-fulfilment and Dignity and by an overall safe church approach to ensure... September 7, 2016

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services

UnitingCare Australia has long believed that reforms increasing user choice are positive as stated in our submission to the Competition Policy Review Panel in December 20141. There is demand from consumers their families and our providers for more flexibility... July 25, 2016

Submission to the Department of Health and Ageing on the 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 Agedcare Services, Fees and Payments Principles 2013, Subsidy Principles... June 23, 2016

Submission on the Australian Government's 'Objective of Superannuation' Discussion Paper

The principal purpose of the proposed legislative process is to provide a measure against which to assess policy and legislative settings that impact on an individuals’ superannuation investments, either during the accumulation or retirement phase. ... April 5, 2016

Submission regarding the Future of Australia's Aged Care Sector Workforce

UnitingCare looks forward to working with the Australian Government to deliver a robust aged care workforce strategy that will underpin a sustainable future for the aged care industry. Key areas that must be addressed include: 1. training and skills... March 30, 2016

Submission on the 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

Statement to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Inquiry on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

Thank you to the Committee for providing the opportunity to comment on this Bill. 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... November 19, 2015

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

We thank the Committee for the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry into the above Bill. 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,... November 17, 2015

Inquiry into economic security for women in retirement

As one of the largest networks of community services providers in Australia, the UnitingCare workforce is experiencing first-hand the challenge presented by Australia’s ageing population, with more older individuals requiring increasingly complex support,... October 20, 2015