Who is responsible for monitoring child protection?

A report in The Advertiser (Friday 25 September) has highlighted the safety of children on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The story includes reports from child protection workers on the Lands, indicating that, ‘every one of the 700 students on the APY Lands has been exposed to some form of sex abuse’. According to… 

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,… 

Letter to the Advertiser - Maughan Reborn

In a letter to the Advertiser, Uniting Communities expands on the exciting vision to revitalise the site at Pitt Street, and what it will offer the people of Adelaide and South Australia.

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…