Consumer protections against payday lending urgently needed

Uniting Communities has campaigned actively against the exploitation of vulnerable people by payday lenders for many years, with some improvements. However, tonight’s Four Corners program on ABC TV will no doubt highlight significant continuing problems. Uniting Communities is seeking stronger regulation to reduce the exploiting of vulnerable people, including: A responsible referral framework where payday… 

Principles for an informed tax debate

Uniting Communities has welcomed the release today of the Commonwealth Government’s discussion paper, inviting public debate about taxation. “We certainly hope that this debate will be one that actively involves a very wide range of community interests, and does not descend into self interested groups shouting about their own self interest,” said Mark Henley, Manager… 

National Close The Gap Day

Leading social justice organisation, Uniting Communities, believes that National Closing the Gap Day will serve to highlight that Aboriginal communities are facing growing levels of inequality and disadvantage. Sue Tilley of Uniting Communities said ‘there is a very real risk that the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples will be widened as a result of… 

Submission to the River Murray Water Allocation Plan

Uniting Communities is interested in the question of water allocation because of the impact on regional communities, including economic activity. We are also particularly concerned about effects on low and modest income households, through impacts on their water bills and consequently their cost of living. Read our submission to the River Murray Water Allocation Plan.