Submission to the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee regarding Community-based dialysis on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands

This submission outlines a brief history of key events and initiatives over the past 15 years that have been directed at improving the provision of dialysis services for end-stage renal patients from remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia, including Anangu communities on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. In reflecting on this 15 year history,… 

Submission to the Government of South Australia regarding State Tax Review – discussion paper

Cost of living pressures have been rising steadily for significant numbers of South Australian households over recent years, with financial counsellors from Uniting Communities now seeing clients who are spending more than 60% of their disposable income on housing plus utility costs alone. These costs of living pressures are well documented and are significant. There… 

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.  

Submission to the Essential Service Commission of South Australia on the SA Water Rate of Return

South Australia has the highest water prices for any Australian capital city, and price increases are putting substantial cost of living pressures on large numbers of households. Uniting Communities recommend that an independent review of the SA Water Regulated Asset Base (RAB) is undertaken as a matter of priority. Read the submission here.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems, South Australia

Uniting Communities believes that the protection of children is everyone’s business. Whilst much of the recent public focus has been on shortcomings of our child protection authorities, any lasting improvement will require much more than reform of these systems. Uniting Communities submission to the Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems calls on a complete re-think into how…