This submission represents the views of services in the UnitingCare network that provide services to children, young people and families in communities in every state and territory in Australia.

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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.


  • 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


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UnitingCare Australia and the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, have released an analysis of the Government’s recent policy reforms for children, young people and families.

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Susan Helyar, National Director of Uniting Care Australia said the 34,000 children in out of home care in Australia will be better off once the draft national child protection standards released by the Federal Government today are implemented.

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UnitingCare Australia today applauds the Australian Greens for calling for a Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People.

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UnitingCare Australia strongly supports the Government’s announcement today that it will begin moving significant numbers of children and vulnerable family groups out of immigration detention facilities and into community-based accommodation.

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Uniting Care Australia has welcomed the release of the National Child Protection Standards which will for the first time provide a nationally comparable picture of how children and young people are faring in state care.

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