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… 

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.… 

Take the apology beyond the words - take action to support the Stolen Generations Bill

Today on National Sorry Day (26th May), Uniting Communities calls on all political parties in South Australia to consider and support the Stolen Generations (Compensation) Bill. This Bill will enable South Australian members of the Stolen Generation to access compensation without having to take the matter to court – thereby avoiding the cost, time and… 

Creating a safe city – men take public stance against violence

Men who want to make our public spaces safe for women should head down to Pitt Street Adelaide today and get their photos taken for a street launch of the online campaign Rise Above the Pack, developed by the YWCA and supported by Uniting Communities. The YWCA have found that 59% of women don’t feel… 

9.8% reduction in average electricity bills welcomed

After years of substantial electricity price rises in South Australia, a reduction of nearly 10% in household bills will be achieved by application of the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) draft determination for the SA Power Network’s revenue allowance for 2015-20. This translates to a reduction of nearly $200 on the average electricity bill, but it… 

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…