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  • Date published: Tuesday 30 July 2019

    Category(ies): Media release

    Time to raise the white flag and Raise the Rate

    The Coalition Government should concede defeat in the face of sustained community pressure to raise the rate of the Newstart allowance says Baptist Care Australia. Read more

  • Date published: Thursday 20 June 2019

    Category(ies): Comment

    Imagination is the beginning of creation

    Brains flexed. Ideas sputtered to life. New perspectives were born over meal time conversations. This was the flavour of the annual gathering of the Baptist Care Australia family. Read more

  • Date published: Thursday 11 April 2019

    Category(ies): Media release

    What will we be talking about this federal election?

    The great contest for Australia’s next government has begun. Read more

  • Date published: Wednesday 3 April 2019

    Category(ies): News

    Federal Budget 2019: What are the facts?

    In the Government's pre-election budget there were tax cuts and a big infrastructure spend. But what has the Government committed to spend on aged care and community services? Read more

  • Date published: Friday 8 March 2019

    Category(ies): Feature

    You aren’t alone

    Journalist Ginger Gorman investigates the Baptist Care SA Friendship program which helps refugees and asylum seekers make real human connections. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 8 July 2019

    Category(ies): Comment

    What on earth is ‘purposeful co-creation’?

    Our plans for 2019-2021 put the idea that we are stronger and better when we work with others front and centre Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 2 April 2019

    Category(ies): Comment

    "Real money to real people rewarding their effort"

    The Prime Minister was heard to say in the lead up to the Budget that he can “afford to spend money”. What you choose to spend that money on says a lot about your values. Read more

  • Date published: Friday 8 March 2019

    Category(ies): News

    A warm Hunter welcome

    I had the privilege this week of visiting two of our smaller Baptist Care Australia members in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Category(ies): News

    Introducing COACH a community mentoring program with a difference

    Learn more about COACH, a community strengthening program that aims to empower disadvantaged children, young people, and families and build resilience in individuals. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 17 December 2018

    Category(ies): Media release

    Labor recognises housing crisis

    Australia’s housing crisis is finally back on the political agenda. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 17 December 2018

    Category(ies): Media release

    Aged care funding boost essential to meet current shortfalls

    Baptist Care Australia welcomes today’s announcements of additional funding to meet some of the most urgent shortfalls in the aged care system but serious reform is needed. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 12 November 2018

    Category(ies): Comment

    Sweet charity

    Last week I gave evidence to the Federal Senate Inquiry into Fundraising, so I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the role of charities and our relationships with governments. Read more