submissions

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Care

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. We commend the Commission on the consultative approach taken during this process, and appreciate... September 12, 2014

Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Response to electricity distribution business regulatory proposals for 2014-19, from ACT and NSW electricity distribution businesses

In energy policy discussions, Uniting Care Australia’s main objective is to ensure that energy prices by end consumers are fair and reasonable and that any regulatory proposals ease cost pressures on lower income and disadvantaged people. UnitingCare... September 3, 2014

Submission to Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Extent of Income Inequality in Australia

UnitingCare Australia welcomes this opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee’s (the Committee) Inquiry into the Extent of Income Inequality in Australia (the Inquiry). We consider that the Inquiry is timely... August 22, 2014

Submission to Welfare Review Reference Group (McClure Review) Interim Report

We believe that all people have inherent value, and have the ability to contribute to Australia. Participation and engagement requires access to income, healthcare, education, essential services, and housing. We believe that, as a society, we all have... August 8, 2014

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Social Services 2014 Budget measures

Our Christian mission calls us to promote the dignity of all people. A key cohort of people who access our services is made up of individuals and families living within limited means, including many who are eligible for an Australian Government pension,... July 24, 2014

Submission to the Department of Social Services on the Aged Care Reform: Exposure Draft Subordinate Legislation (tranch 3)

As you are aware, UnitingCare agencies provide a significant proportion of community- based services accessed by older people and welcome the ongoing aged care reform process and related consultation opportunities offered by the Australian Government. ... June 3, 2014

Submission to the Department of Social Services on the Aged Care Reform: Exposure Draft Subordinate Legislation (tranch 2)

As you are aware, UnitingCare agencies provide a significant proportion of community- based services accessed by older people and welcome the ongoing aged care reform process and related consultation opportunities offered by the Australian Government. UnitingCare... May 7, 2014

Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into the ACNC Repeal (No. 1) Bill 2014

Thank you for inviting UnitingCare Australia to make a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No.1) Bill 2014. We have taken a close interest in the Government’s... May 1, 2014

Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding the AGL proposal to purchase Macquarie Generation

Energy is an essential service and with increased costs has become a financial burden on growing numbers of households and consumers in Australia. Uniting Care is concerned for these people and advocates strongly for appropriate energy regulation. Anecdotal... April 28, 2014

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning

UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector. UnitingCare Australia commends the Government’s commitment to the development of a Child... February 13, 2014