Media Releases

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, that a formal apology to Forgotten Australians will be issued by the end of this year.

The Australian Government, through the Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot, has demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the challenges facing Australia as a result of long term neglect of capital financing of residential aged care.

UnitingCare Australia is calling on the Australian Government to extend the proposed increase in pensions to all who need income support.

Last night’s Four Corners report on aged care has highlighted once again the need for the Minister and her Department to direct their attention to enabling a high quality of care for older people.

Last night the Treasurer brought down a difficult budget for difficult times. 

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed yesterday’s report of the Senate Inquiry into Residential and  Community Aged Care in Australia. The Inquiry, conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, has called for sweeping changes including an all-encompassing review of the sector using a client-based approach.

Major Church Providers of social services in Australia have called for an independent review of the process for allocating employment services contracts, following the release today of the Jobs Services Australia contracts.

Major church providers of social services are ready to act on measures announced in the stimulus package which has just been passed by the Senate.

Major church providers of social services in Australia have urged a resolution of the Government’s second stimulus package.

Major church providers of social services in Australia have welcomed the Government’s plans to establish 20,000 new dwellings to bolster Australia’s social housing stock detailed at a briefing session at Parliament House in Canberra today.