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  • Thursday 30 June 2016

    Announcement of CEO Resignation - Baptistcare (WA)

    It is with sadness we acknowledge the resignation of Rev. Dr. Lucy Morris, who has been Chief Executive Officer of Baptistcare in Western Australian for the past 8 years. Lucy was the Baptist Care Australia Chairperson during its establishment as a national organisation.

    Lucy has led both Baptistcare in WA and Baptist Care Australia through much change. Her leadership has had a significant positive impact for WA and nationally. 

    We take this opportunity to sincerely thank Lucy for her work to establish the national organisation, to recruit the inaugural Executive Director, and to effectively chair the BCA board through the first few years of its national operations. Her ethical stance and leadership as chair, and her professional and personal support for the national body has been outstanding and greatly appreciated.

    The thoughts and prayer of the Baptist Care community go with Lucy as she opens a new chapter in her life and career. 

     

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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. 

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  • Thursday 30 June 2016

    BCA Election 2016 Press Release - Aged Care

    PRESS RELEASE

    Baptist Care Australia says funding cuts jeopardise our ageing population

    National faith-based organisation Baptist Care Australia says the Federal Budget cuts risk destabilising the aged care sector. After the election these cuts must be reversed.

    The May 2016 budget slashed aged care funding by $1.2 billion. They risk destabilising the aged care sector as it transitions through major reforms to shift government funding from providers to consumers, so they can control their own care.

    Without sound transition funding which does not currently exist, experienced aged care leaders warn the financial impact of the funding cuts to providers will undermine the viability of the sector, particularly those who care for those with the most complex needs.

    Aged care providers need funding stability and predictability to effectively plan.

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  • Thursday 30 June 2016

    BCA Election Campaign 2016 - Homelessness

    PRESS RELEASE

    Baptist Care Australia says national homelessness strategy is a key task for the new Parliament

    National faith-based organisation 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 it is highlighting during the 2016 Federal Election campaign.

    Baptist Care Australia’s executive director Carolyn Kelshaw said the organisation noted with concern that homelessness has barely rated a mention from the major political parties during the election campaign.

    “We are calling on all parties and independents to commit to implementing a long term strategy to address homelessness when the new parliament convenes,” she said.

    “Along with other faith-based organisations, Baptist Care Australia is calling on the political parties and independents to support a national response to homelessness framed as a long-term strategy that meets the needs of diverse groups of at-risk people needing shelter.”

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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.

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  • 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.

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Our Partners
  • Aged and Community Services Australia
  • Australian Baptist Ministries
  • Australian Council of Social Services
  • Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Services
  • 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.