A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.
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Research and evaluation teleconference
Target working with UnitingCare to help bring relief to disaster victims
Uniting Church plans 40 days of prayer leading up to 40th anniversary
Rental Affordability Snapshot released today
Recent submissions and media releases
UnitingCare Australia facilitates social investment through advocating for policies and services that strengthen people’s capacities to participate in society to their full potential. We believe that economic policies should similarly reflect this focus on social investment to achieve a strong and thriving Australia.
Last night the Treasurer brought down a difficult budget for difficult times.
UnitingCare Australia National Director, Susan Helyar, said the 2010 Federal Budget must deliver for low income, socially marginalised people.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar, said tonight’s budget did not deliver on the Government’s social inclusion agenda.
UnitingCare Australia National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said the Government’s decision to cut welfare payments to families in order to return a surplus in the Federal Budget is poor judgement.
UnitingCare Australia National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds is available to comment on the Federal Budget in the lead up to the Treasury lock-up and from 7.30 tonight.
Ms Hatfield Dodds said the Federal Budget will provide a road map of the Government’s priorities for Australia. A well managed economy must enable us to fund the things that matter.
UnitingCare Australia said tonight’s Federal Budget is fiscally responsible and fair overall. It will deliver a decent chance at a decent life for more Australians.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds has welcomed modest measures in tonight’s budget that begin to redistribute existing revenue and scale back wasteful tax concessions, paving the way to fund important reforms.
UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said the Coalition’s decision to cut the Income Support Bonus, should it form government after the Federal election in September, will deliver a significant blow to low income Australians including people on Newstart, Youth Allowance and Parenting payments.