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Employment Environment ‘Hostile‘ for Welfare Recipients – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 27th August 2012 -  The chances of finding employment are “seriously limited” for those currently living on welfare, according to major Church providers of social services in Australia.…

New Chair of Social Inclusion Board

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd August 2012 -  The National Director of UnitingCare Australia and one of Australia's leading social justice advocates, Lin Hatfield Dodds has been appointed the new Chair of the Australian…

Warning On Aged Care Funding

Staff Reporter, Friday, 22nd June 2012 -  UnitingCare Australia said that the changes in aged care funding by the Federal Government will reduce the ability of aged care providers to provide quality care to older Australians.…

Government Announces Aged Care Reforms

Staff Reporter, Friday, 20th April 2012 -  The Gillard Government has today announced a $3.7 billion overhaul to the aged care system. In what the Minister for Ageing, Mark Butler, has called the “most sweeping reforms”…

Pokies ‘Losses’ Greater in Disadvantaged Areas – Study

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th April 2012 -  UnitingCare Australia, the national body for community services in the Uniting Church, has called for “tighter consumer protection measures” on poker machine gambling…

Senator to Live on the Dole for a Week

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th April 2012 - 
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert announces she will live on $17 a day for a week. Photo: supplied. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert is trying to live on just $17 a day for a week,…

Sweeping Disability Reforms: Gillard Backs NDIS

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th August 2011 -  Australia is set to get a National Disability Insurance Scheme following the Gillard Government’s release of the Productivity Commission’s report into disability…

Government, Business Support Critical to Breaking Welfare Dependency

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th April 2011 -  Australian welfare agencies have called on the Government to provide greater support for long-term unemployed people  looking to enter the workforce, following the Prime…

Urgent Call for Christmas Donations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th December 2010 -  The UnitingCare Christmas appeal Operation Santa has described 2010 as one of the toughest for the agency and sent out an urgent request for more gift donations. The organisations…

UnitingCare Australia Wants Urgent Ministerial Taskforce on Henry Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd May 2010 -  UnitingCare Australia has called for an urgent Ministerial taskforce to resolve outstanding issues in both the Henry Tax Review and the Government’s response to that review. Commenting…
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