Access to Compensation for Stolen Generation Survivors

Uniting Communities welcomes today’s announcement by Minister Kyam Maher, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, about the establishment of an $11 million reparations fund for members of South Australia’s Stolen Generation. Simon Schrapel, Chief Executive of Uniting Communities, says: ‘It’s been a very long wait for members of the Stolen Generation and we’re pleased to… 

Healthy Welfare card trial in Ceduna

Sue Tilley, from Uniting Communities’ Paper Tracker project, commented on the ABC’s The World Today on the trial of the Federal Government’s Healthy Welfare card in Ceduna. Read the transcript and listen to the audio.

Australia’s Gambling Crisis (from the Alliance for Gambling Reform)

Australians spend more per person on gambling than any other country in the world – almost double that of New Zealand. Poker machines are a particularly damaging type of gambling, making up $11 billion of Australia’s total gambling losses in clubs and pubs alone. Australians spend more money on gambling than on other activities that… 

World Mental Health Day: Make a mental health promise to yourself

To mark World Mental Health Day today, Lifeline Adelaide, a service of Uniting Communities, has partnered with Mental Health Australia in asking Australians to make a mental health promise to themselves. Uniting Communities’ Chief Executive, Simon Schrapel, has highlighted the importance of the ‘Mental Health Begins with Me’ campaign and encouraged others to share their… 

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…