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Harper's competition a threat to public services: ACOSS

Harper's competition a threat to public services: ACOSS | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
The social services lobby is attacking the Abbott government's competition review out of fear it could cut the quality of health and other community services or force providers to run at a loss.
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Religious leaders unite to plead to ABC board

Religious leaders unite to plead to ABC board | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Almost 30 religious leaders have united to plead with the ABC board to avoid planned cuts to the national broadcaster's coverage of religion, which they say is "crucial in the life of our nation".
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Quality childcare an investment in the future - Eureka Street

Quality childcare an investment in the future - Eureka Street | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Children of the 1980s are likely to have been cared for full-time by a parent. But most of them are now combining parenting with paid employment as they become parents today. The Productivity Commission has been asked to make childcare and early learning services affordable and flexible, to ensure children don't get in the way of workforce participation. But the other priority, which is perhaps easier to ignore, has to do with the quality of care and learning offered. By Lin Hatfield Dodds.
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Church groups call for independent body to set welfare payment levels

Church groups call for independent body to set welfare payment levels | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
The power to set the level of welfare payments should be taken from the federal government and given to an independent body, according to major church groups.
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Critics attack Joe Hockey's claim poorest don't drive cars as 'completely ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Critics attack Joe Hockey's claim poorest don't drive cars as 'completely ... - Sydney Morning Herald | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Critics attack Joe Hockey's claim poorest don't drive cars as 'completely ...
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Critics attack Joe Hockey's claim poorest don't drive cars: POLL - Eden Magnet

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Critics attack Joe Hockey's claim poorest don't drive cars: POLL
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Uniting Care National Director Lin Hatfield-Dodds said the rise in fuel excise would disproportionately affect poorer people.
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Church groups call for independent body to set welfare payment levels

Church groups call for independent body to set welfare payment levels | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
The power to set the level of welfare payments should be taken from the federal government and given to an independent body, according to major church groups.
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Church Stand on Welfare Review Response | Pro Bono Australia

Church Stand on Welfare Review Response | Pro Bono Australia | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Australia’s major church providers have released a statement detailing key principles for a fair and effective welfare system In the lead-up to the submission deadline for the Interim Report on Welfare Reform on August 8.
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The women disrupting covert power

The women disrupting covert power | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Corporate Australia may not have come to grips with advancing women, but there’s one power base feeling the force of female influencers.
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Abbott warned against "turbo-charging" "murky" childcare - Northern Star

Abbott warned against "turbo-charging" "murky" childcare - Northern Star | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Abbott warned against "turbo-charging" "murky" childcare
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It was a sentiment shared by Uniting Care Australia's national director Lin Hatfield Dodds, who said rebates should be going to the families who needed them most.
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Growth in dementia needs cannot be ignored | Crosslight

Growth in dementia needs cannot be ignored | Crosslight | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
UnitingCare Australia has voiced concern over the recent abolition of the Dementia and Severe Behaviour Supplement. UnitingCare National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds said the supplement was essential for the additional ...
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The Issue: Welfare Reform - Sunday Nights NLR - (ABC)

The Issue: Welfare Reform - Sunday Nights NLR - (ABC) | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts examine the McClure interim report on welfare reform.
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An opportunity to invest in Australia's needy - Eureka Street

An opportunity to invest in Australia's needy - Eureka Street | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Australia's welfare system was designed for an era where men were the breadwinners and women worked outside the home only until marriage. Australia is a different place now, and the McClure review is an opportunity to update and simplify the system. But it must not confuse short-term cost-cutting with efficiency. By Lin Hatfield Dodds
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The issue: Federal competition policy and the delivery of social & community services - Sunday Nights NLR - (ABC)

The issue: Federal competition policy and the delivery of social & community services - Sunday Nights NLR - (ABC) | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
What does competition policy have to do with the delivery of Australian social and community services?
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Uniting Care responds to children in detention announcement

Uniting Care responds to children in detention announcement | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
The Government's decision to release children from mainland detention centres into the community has been conditionally welcomed by aid organisations and refugee groups.
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My Place - Lin Hatfield Dodds

My Place - Lin Hatfield Dodds | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Part of a series, this week Lin Hatfield Dodds explains why she feels at home in the Uniting Care centre in Kippax.
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Churches call on Abbott to avoid cutting support for needy ...

Churches call on Abbott to avoid cutting support for needy ... | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
UnitingCare Australia national director Lin Hatfield-Dodds said the current system needed to be looked at, and did not always provide properly for people living in poverty. But Catholic Social Services Australia chief executive ...
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Welfare Reform Submissions Low - Pro Bono Australia

Welfare Reform Submissions Low - Pro Bono Australia | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Welfare Reform Submissions Low Pro Bono Australia Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia, The Salvation Army and UnitingCare Australia have urged the Welfare Reform Reference Group to keep the principles in...
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The Drum Thursday August 7

The Drum Thursday August 7 | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Ellen Fanning talks with Steve Lewis, Kate Carnell and John Della Bosca. On The Drum tonight: confusion over the Government’s proposed national security laws, church groups call for an independent body to advise on welfare rates and the Immigration Department investigates claims of widespread fraud.
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Church groups call for independent body to set welfare payment levels

Church groups call for independent body to set welfare payment levels | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
The power to set the level of welfare payments should be taken from the federal government and given to an independent body, according to major church groups.
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Churches call for social safety net

Churches call for social safety net | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
A group of church leaders has called on the welfare review group to propose an adequate safety net in place for those who are disadvantaged.
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Tougher job-seeker rules will have negative impact, say interest groups

Tougher job-seeker rules will have negative impact, say interest groups | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Job agencies and welfare groups voice concerns that positive elements of Coalition's plans are outweighed by harmful aspects
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Top businesswomen back subsidised childcare over PPL

Top businesswomen back subsidised childcare over PPL | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Australia’s most influential female advocates have called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to redirect budget funds into tax-deductible childcare to encourage women back into the workforce.
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Unemployment On Welfare Reform Agenda | Pro Bono Australia

Unemployment On Welfare Reform Agenda | Pro Bono Australia | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
Welfare Not for Profit Anglicare Australia will present new research on the needs of long-term unemployed to the first Roundtable on the Interim Report on Welfare Reform at the Department of Social Services in Canberra on Friday.
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NFPs Call for Fair and Supported Welfare System - Pro Bono Australia

NFPs Call for Fair and Supported Welfare System - Pro Bono Australia | UnitingCare Australia | Scoop.it
NFPs Call for Fair and Supported Welfare System
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The critical thing is to ensure that these priorities remain forefront for any recommendations made,” Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia, said.
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