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 has welcomed the release today of the terms of reference and names of the commissioners who will lead the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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UnitingCare Australia said the appointment today of the first National Children’s Commissioner is a significant step towards a brighter future for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children. 

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UnitingCare Australia looks forward to tomorrow’s release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning, hoping it will pave a way forward for an increase in the proportion of disadvantaged and vulnerable children receiving early childhood education.

“We know that going to a quality preschool or early learning centre makes a huge difference in the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Yet these children are also the most likely to miss out on that early learning during crucial years in their life,” said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia is pleased to see priority going to where need is greatest in the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Early Childhood Care and Learning.

“Introducing a simple funding system in which subsidies are means-tested and based on the cost of providing a service rather than chasing fees charged is a positive direction for the system to head”, said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.

UnitingCare Australia commends the Government’s commitment to the development of a Child Care and Early Childhood Learning system that enhances outcomes for children and families, and welcomes the opportunity to contribute to any process that informs such decisions. We have a significant presence in the Child Care and Early Childhood Learning sector and considerable experience providing quality services for children across Australia.

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