Submissions

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and other measures) Bill 2015

Welfare payment eligibility should not be tightened for people seeking work UnitingCare Australia believes that there is a fundamental problem with any measures that tighten eligibility for welfare payments to people seeking work, because there is a... June 9, 2015

Re:think – Tax discussion paper

This submission provides commentary on the taxation issues that are critical to the sustainability of community services and those that UnitingCare Australia believes are vital to the health of our nation and the people we serve. Taxation is an important... June 1, 2015

Development of the Third Action Plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children

We take this opportunity to provide feedback to the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) regarding the development of the Third Action Plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children. The feedback that follows is related... May 1, 2015

Review of Governance Arrangements for Australian Energy Markets – Issue Paper

Stewardship of our environment is a fundamental responsibility of societies both in the short- term and for the benefit of future generations. UnitingCare Australia’s principal interest in energy regulation arises because energy is an essential service... May 1, 2015

Interface between primary and acute care and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

This letter briefly follows up on an issue identified during the consultations by the Department of Social Services on the draft Commonwealth Home Support Programme documents. UnitingCare Australia made a submission to the Department during those consultations... April 29, 2015

Draft Commonwealth Home Support Programme document

Feedback to the Commonwealth Department of Social Services on the draft Commonwealth Home Support Programme documents UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Department of Social Services (the Department) on the draft... April 15, 2015

Inquiry into the impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes

Thank you for the opportunity to provide our comments to the Committee’s Inquiry into the Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services. ... March 27, 2015