Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:00

Connecting 11 (22 September 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

Uniting aged care facility wins major award

Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare

Political engagement continues on aged care funding

Join us at UnitingCare's Housing Forum on 27 October

Brisbane launch of Women and Employment Demonstration Project

Workplace Equality and Respect Project

Plans for Christams Appeal advancing

Calendar

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Friday, 04 November 2016 09:01

Connecting 14 (3 November 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • In Depth Magazine launched
  • Slanted reporting serves no one
  • Canberra's early morning hero passes away
  • Gordon Ramsay becomes ACT minister
  • Meeting with members of UAE government

Christmas Appeal launches this week!

UnitingCare Australia redoubles efforts to address housing and homelessness

Participants graduate from Women and Employment Demonstration Project in Queensland

Aged care

  • Meeting with Minister Ken Wyatt
  • Uniting AgeWell breaks new ground

Claerwen Little 'Boss of the Year'

Children, Young People and Families Network meeting

Advocate for homeless wins Individual Anti-Poverty Award for 2016

New book on Flynn - founder of Royal Flying Doctor Service

DSS calls for feedback on discussion paper

Calendar

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UnitingCare Australia has welcomed a motion of disallowance moved by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert in the Federal Parliament yesterday to disallow legislation that will inflict severe cuts to aged care funding.

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UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the ALP’s move to seek an independent review of residential aged care funding in the Federal Parliament today.

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UnitingCare Australia says the Federal Government’s offer to discuss how it achieves aged care funding cuts is welcome and demonstrates a willingness to engage with the sector to find ways to minimise the impact of the cuts from residential aged care services on care of vulnerable older people.

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The UnitingCare network’s approach to older people is guided and informed by the United Nations Principles for Older Persons which focus on Independence, Participation, Care, Self-fulfilment and Dignity and by an overall safe church approach to ensure the protection of vulnerable people.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes moves today by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to refer proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) announced in the mid-year economic and fiscal review and 2016-17 Federal Budget to a Senate Committee.

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Pressure on public hospitals in States and Territories will worsen significantly because of more than $2 billion in Federal Government cuts to aged care health funding, one of Australia’s largest not-forprofit aged care providers said today.

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Aged care residents in Australia will be hit hard by Federal Government funding cuts which threaten vulnerable and sick older people, Chair of the UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network Steve Teulan said today.

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