Community-based dialysis – enabling a dream to come true!

On Thursday 30th July, the Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, announced funding for Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (also known as The Purple House) to continue the delivery of dialysis services and a range of renal support activities in remote communities in Central Australia. Sue Tilley from the Paper Tracker… 

Sports Betting Risks – National Regulator Urgently Needed

News that there is a syndicate that bets on AFL games and is reported to be trying to recruit footballers as “members” is not surprising, but is of huge concern. Governments must act to establish a national gambling regulator with responsibilities for overseeing and regulating online gambling, starting with online sports betting. “Overseas evidence indicates… 

No to GST base increase

Uniting Communities supports NSW Premier Baird’s call for active consideration of increased tax revenue raising, but strongly opposes an increase on the current rate of GST. “GST is an unfair tax in that lower income people pay proportionately more of their income for GST than higher income earners, so increasing the rate of GST from… 

Uniting Communities to lead headspace centre in Mount Gambier

Today the headspace national office has announced that Uniting Communities will be the lead agency for the headspace centre in Mount Gambier. The centre will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ to meet the mental health, as well as general health, needs of young people from 12 to 25 years of age living in the Limestone Coast region.…