Media Releases

UnitingCare Australia says the Federal Government’s offer to discuss how it achieves aged care funding cuts is welcome and demonstrates a willingness to engage with the sector to find ways to minimise the impact of the cuts from residential aged care services on care of vulnerable older people.

UnitingCare Australia welcomes moves today by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to refer proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) announced in the mid-year economic and fiscal review and 2016-17 Federal Budget to a Senate Committee.

Pressure on public hospitals in States and Territories will worsen significantly because of more than $2 billion in Federal Government cuts to aged care health funding, one of Australia’s largest not-forprofit aged care providers said today.

UnitingCare Australia strongly supports calls by Senator Nick Xenophon and Independent Andrew Wilkie for tougher action to address problem gambling Acting National Director Marin J Cowling said today.

Aged care residents in Australia will be hit hard by Federal Government funding cuts which threaten vulnerable and sick older people, Chair of the UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network Steve Teulan said today.

The Chair of our Social Policy Network and CEO of UnitingCare West, Sue Ash AO, was interviewed on the issue of homelessness and the census on ABC Radio National on 10 August 2016.

During Homelessness Week 2016, UnitingCare Australia calls on the Turnbull Government to show leadership on homelessness and housing affordability for low-income households. 

UnitingCare Australia today welcomed the call by the Australian Labor Party for the Government to publicly release its modelling on the impact of the funding cuts to aged care.

UnitingCare Australia has congratulated the Turnbull Government on its election victory and calls on the Prime Minister to lead renewed efforts to address key issues affecting the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians.

The UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network today released independent modelling that demonstrates the full extent of the impact of the aged care budget cuts on sick and frail older people in residential aged care.