Submission to Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act

UC recognises that involuntary detention and treatment encroaches on human rights such as the right to liberty and security of person and the right not to be subjected to medical treatment without full, free and informed consent. However, in our experience there are occasions when an individual needs to be detained for treatment in order… 

10th National Apology Day anniversary a chance to reflect and continue healing

Leading South Australian not-for-profit Uniting Communities will lead the annual Apology Day event in Adelaide tomorrow, the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous people. Honouring the Stolen Generations, this year’s event will begin with a peaceful walk from Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square to Veale Gardens. Committee Chairperson and Uniting Communities’ staff member, Tangi Ngateina,… 

Stop punitive cashless card in its tracks!

WE NEED TO STOP PUNITIVE CASHLESS CARD IN ITS TRACKS, NOT EXTEND THE AGONY!  Uniting Communities welcomes the position taken by Labor, the Greens and the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) to block the Coalition Government’s intention to expand the Cashless Debit Card trial on a national basis. While the Greens have opposed the Card from… 

State Submission| The Way forward LGBTIQ report

The Way Forward provides an overview of the considerable work the South Australian Government has undertaken in recent years to further support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community and create inclusive strategies and approaches within Government agencies. Uniting Communities thanks the State Government for their continued focus on the needs of…