submissions

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

Inquiry into the adequacy of existing care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Inquiry into the adequacy of existing care arrangements for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in... February 6, 2015

Response to Electricity Distribution Business Regulatory Proposals for 2015-20, from SA Power Networks, Electricity Distribution Business

In energy policy discussions, Uniting Care Australia’s main objective is to ensure that energy prices experienced by consumers are fair and reasonable and that any regulatory proposals ease cost pressures on lower income and disadvantaged people. UnitingCare... February 4, 2015

UnitingCare Australia submission to the Competition Policy Review Panel

Thank you for meeting UnitingCare representatives to discuss the Competition Policy Review Draft Report. We appreciate the opportunity to provide the panel with our feedback on some of the critical elements of the report, in particular around the various... December 15, 2014