UnitingCare Australia appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on the Elder Abuse Discussion Paper prepared by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

This submission builds upon feedback that UnitingCare Australia previously supplied in response to the ALRC on the Elder Abuse Issues Paper. It reiterates many of the issues and themes raised in that submission, in addition to commenting on the proposals forwarded for consideration by the ALRC. This response draws on input from the broader UnitingCare service network, most particularly from UnitingCare Queensland, Resthaven and Kildonan UnitingCare, as well as from UnitingCare Australia’s Aged Care Network.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:53

Connecting 17 (15 December 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Christmas Appeal on track to raise over $1 million
  • Farewell
  • A message from Peter Bicknell
  • Next issue

Government announces changes to aged care funding arrangements

Treasurer agrees to move on affordable housing

  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) extended
  • Persistence pays off for homeless in Wyndham

Productivity Commission Inquiry on Competition Policy continues

Try, Test and Learn Fund up and running

'Lead the change' - the 2016 NDS meeting

Calendar

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:42

Connecting 16 (1 December 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

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Introduction

  • Christmas Appeal
  • Meeting with politicians
  • Email MPs about aged care funding
  • Parliamentary Friends of Early Childhood
  • Leadership in Government awards

Christmas Appeal commercial on Prime7

Supplementary submission highlights impact of funding cuts on aged care workforce

Stuart McMillan speaks out against divisive Minister Dutton

Women and Employment Demonstration Project Reflection Workshop

Housing and Homelessness Forum lays foundation for future strategy

Disability Working Group update

Social Policy Network update

UnitingCare network garnering recognition and awards

Wayside Chapel gets into Airbnb

Calendar

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:28

Connecting 15 (17 November 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

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Introduction

  • National Committee meeting
  • Wayside Chapel book
  • ... and farewell from me

Christmas Appeal well on way to target

Consumers, equity and choice first for aged care funding principles

ALP Community Sector Partnership Initiative

Submission to PaTH inquiry

Congratulations on Victoria's response to homlessness

Disability Service Principles formally adopted

Refugees deserve our compassion not a life sentence

We support Government Redress scheme

Launch of the Family Matters Report

Stop press! New dates for Leaders Forum

National Disability Awards

CENTSable website survey

Calendar

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The Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) contains a mixed bag of measures, UnitingCare Australia’s Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling said today.

Published in Media Releases

The Chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network, Geoff Batkin, today welcomed the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, that the Government had scaled back some of the more severe cuts to aged care funding.

Published in Media Releases
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:20

Supplementary aged care workforce submission

Supplementary Submission

In light of the Budget changes, UnitingCare Australia, on behalf of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network (the Network), makes the following supplementary submission, noting it is of relevance to points b, d and e of the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.

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Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) peak aged care bodies have today released a document outlining nine funding model principles to the Federal Government as it seeks to develop an alternative to the existing Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) used to assess care needs among residents.

Published in Media Releases
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:25

Connecting 13 (20 October 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

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Introduction

  • Claerwen Little new National Director of UnitingCare Australia
  • Father Frank Brennan

Christmas Appeal gets Christmas trees in shopping centres

Housing Forum

Leaders Forum 2017

Uniting Church launches videos telling its story

Aged care campaign update

Advocacy update on the Jobs for Families Childcare Package

Promoting Early Childhood Education with fudge

FreshStart wins second Global Award

Providing a cultural bridge to aged care services in South Australia

Calendar

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:12

Connecting 12 (6 October 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

Uniting a new community service agency in Victoria and Tasmania

Anti-Poverty Week

Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

Housing and homelessness

  • National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)
  • Housing Forum

Aged care

  • Future of aged care workforce Senate inquiry
  • Minister Wyatt visits
  • Farewell Steve Teulan

Productivity Commission inquiry

Indeas Gen - sharing ideas for a fairer future

NDIS in Townsville

UnitingCare Australia's response on family assitance legislation

CEO UnitingCare West

Calendar

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