Flipping for a good cause

UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania is calling on locals to support the annual Pancake Day event on Tuesday, 9 February.

UnitingCare network update

By Nigel Tapp The UnitingCare Network Project’s Project Control Group (PCG) expects to make some significant announcements relating to a new network structure before the end of this month.

LGBTI rural support program

Kildonan UnitingCare’s Diversity Project Greater Shepparton has been awarded a GLOBE Community Award for its work with young people who are same sex attracted, sex and/or gender diverse (SSASGD).

Julian Burnside on asylum seekers in Australia

On Sunday 1 November, the Outer Eastern Asylum Seeker Support Network will host prominent human rights activist Julian Burnside for a public forum to discuss issues around refugees and asylum seekers in an Australian con

Joy Williams farewells UnitingCare

UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania early childhood consultant Joy Williams enjoyed a morning tea with her colleagues before she officially ended more than 20 years of service with the organisation.

New direction for UnitingCare

The Standing Committee recently approved a new strategic direction for the UnitingCare agency network as part of the broader strategic review of all activities and operations of the synod.

Charities blamed for homelessness

West Australian Police Minister, Liza Harvey, has sparked controversy for blaming homelessness in Perth on charities not doing their jobs properly.

Trust support helps families

UnitingCare’s Biala has welcomed a $22,000 funding grant from a philanthropic trust to enable them to continue to provide vital respite services to children.

UnitingCare jobs program announced

UnitingCare Australia will partner with the Federal Government in a pilot jobs program enabling mothers with young children to access employment opportunities in the community and aged care sectors.

Making do with much less

By Nigel Tapp UnitingCare agencies and churches involved with emergency relief funding are being expected to do more with much less following a cut of about 30 per cent in Federal Government emergency relief funding acr

Welfare reform should involve greater investment

By Lin Hatfield Dodds National Director of UnitingCare Australia People in politics like to quote an old German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, who famously said that laws are like sausages.