submissions

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

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

Re:Think tax discussion paper, treatment of retirement income

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,... July 23, 2015

Access to Aged Care for Supported Residents

UnitingCare Australia welcomes this opportunity to provide feedback to the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) on issues regarding access to care for supported residents. We note that one thing that is not clear in the discussion paper is a description... June 12, 2015

Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015

This bill contains several measures that UnitingCare Australia supports, consistent with our position that budget expenditure should be targeted to those most vulnerable. Measures we support The three measures we support are: Changing the way defined... June 11, 2015