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  • Date published: Friday 8 December 2017

    Category(ies): News

    Domestic violence orders to be enforceable interstate

    Federal and state governments have agreed that domestic violence orders issued in any state or territory will now be automatically recognised and enforceable nationally. Read more

  • Date published: Friday 8 December 2017

    Category(ies): News

    Aged Care Diversity Framework announced

    The Federal Government has published its Aged Care Diversity Framework aimed at ensuring that community diversity is recognised in care service design and delivery. Read more

  • Date published: Friday 8 December 2017

    Category(ies): News

    Second home care packages report released

    Today the Department of Health released data for home care packages for the period 1 July to 30 September 2017. Read more

  • Date published: Friday 8 December 2017

    Category(ies): News

    Inquiry recommends a national compensation scheme

    The Parliament’s Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia has tabled its report. The recommendations include a national compensation scheme to help support victims. Read more

  • Date published: Friday 8 December 2017

    Category(ies): News

    Drug testing dropped by Government to get changes through

    The Federal Government has dropped its controversial plan to drug test welfare recipients in order to get the remainder of its welfare reforms through the Senate. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 17 October 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Poverty – it’s everybody’s problem

    National peak body Baptist Care Australia has chosen Anti-Poverty Week to warn Australians of the risk of ignoring our current poverty crisis and calls for action to end child poverty. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 16 October 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Grandmas and aunties at risk of violence while caring for kids

    This National Carers Week, Baptist Care Australia highlights alarming new research which shows the extent of violence experienced by carers and children involved in kinship care placements in Victoria. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 16 October 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    How much do we care for older Australians?

    On UN International Day of Older Persons this Sunday 1 October, Baptist Care Australia challenges Australians to have a serious debate about the future sustainability of aged care funding. Read more

  • Date published: Wednesday 20 September 2017

    Category(ies): Comment

    Not everyone starts in the same place

    “People talk a lot about equality, about everyone having equal opportunities. But most people don’t seem to understand that not everyone starts in the same place,” Susanne said. “You need to keep talking about this as loudly as you can,” she urged me, “otherwise people just forget about those who start from a long way behind.” Read more

  • Date published: Monday 7 August 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Homeless funding welcome, but real action needed on social housing

    The peak body for Baptist community service organisations, Baptist Care Australia, warmly welcomes today’s Federal Government announcement of $117.2 million in funding to the states and territories to support critical frontline homelessness services. Read more

  • Date published: Thursday 20 July 2017

    Category(ies): Comment

    The fruit of fixed gender roles in our churches

    any favours. By us I mean females, the whole body of Christ in the church, and ultimately God’s Kingdom. I have been reflecting on this week’s discussion of Julia Baird’s work for the ABC on domestic violence in church communities. My response to the article was a sinking sense of recognition. Read more

  • Date published: Monday 17 July 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Charities must remain free to advocate

    The peak body representing Baptist community service organisations has opposed proposed regulation of charities’ advocacy work in a recent Treasury discussion paper. Read more