Submissions

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

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