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  • Monday 20 June 2016

    Homelessness & Affordable Housing: One child in the cold is too many

    A national homelessness strategy is a key task for the new Parliament

    Baptist Care Australia is calling for all political parties and independents to commit ahead of the Federal Election to a long term strategy to address homeless.

    Baptist Care Australia has identified Homelessness and Affordable Housing as one of the key issues that is highlighting during the 2016 Federal Election campaign.

    Baptist Care Australia has noted with concern that homelessness has barely rated a mention from the major political parties during the election campaign.

    In particular, Baptist Care Australia draws attention to the risk of homeless for children and, during this Refugee Week, for refugees in our country. 

  • Friday 17 June 2016

    Refugees and Asylum Seekers 9 June 2016

    We should consider how humane each party’s refugee policy is

    Baptist Care Australia’s 2016 National Conference is a particularly appropriate time to reflect on how Australia can provide a more humane and welcoming environment for refugees and asylum seekers.

    Baptist Care Australia’s National Conference is being held in Melbourne on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016.

    There are a number of important issues which voters should consider before voting for the Senate and House of Representatives at the forthcoming election.  Among them is whether each candidate and party will seek more humane treatment for refugees and asylum seekers.

    Baptist Care Australia is highlighting refugees and asylum seekers as one of the key issues voters should consider during the Federal Election campaign and is urging voters to acquaint themselves with the position of each political party and candidate on refugees and asylum seekers before they vote. Read more.


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  • Monday 2 May 2016

    The Budget must not lose sight of those in need

    Baptist Care Australia is urging the Government to approach this week’s Federal Budget with a spirit of compassion and generosity to those in the Australian community most in need of Government support.

  • Thursday 21 April 2016

    Industry Report: Fashion Brands Failing to Make the Ethical Grade

    Almost three years since the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, Baptist World Aid’s latest fashion report reveals that despite substantial progress, more needs to be done to protect workers.

  • Thursday 21 April 2016

    National Family Violence Summit report calls for national commission

    A national commission to deal with a fractured and piecemeal approach to eliminating domestic violence is the key recommendation in a landmark report delivered to the federal government on Tuesday.

  • Monday 14 March 2016

    Baptist Leaders Call for Justice

    Australian Baptists are calling on the Federal Government to increase Australia’s humanitarian program to at least 27,000 places per year by 2020; to increase funding for programs to end homelessness; and, to end the cuts to Australian aid.

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  • National Aged Care Alliance
  • National Disability Services
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People
Our Mission

Baptist Care Australia is a passionate, innovative, Christian association of Baptist organisations. Our members bring life-enriching care to their clients, residents, their families and communities. Our care for people arises from our belief that God desires wholeness in all aspects of life. Our collective mission is to express Christ’s love as we serve people and includes addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.