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  • 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

  • Date published: Wednesday 5 July 2017

    Category(ies): Comment

    My first Budget

    It's been a good two months now since I experienced the whirlwind that was my first Federal Budget. The Budget’s a pretty big deal in Canberra and I showed up to all sorts of associated events as well as the Budget lockup itself. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 9 May 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Stability in aged care funding is good news

    The peak body for Baptist aged care organisations, Baptist Care Australia, applauds the government’s decision to maintain stability for aged care funding in the Federal Budget. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 9 May 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Zombie measures dead at last, but social security far from secure

    The peak body for Baptist community service organisations, Baptist Care Australia, says that the Budget social security measures leave the most vulnerable far from secure. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 9 May 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Giving with one hand and taking with the other for disadvantaged

    The peak body for Baptist Care community service organisations, Baptist Care Australia, welcomes Budget initiatives to address homelessness, housing, the NDIS and domestic violence, but is very worried about punitive measures being imposed on job seekers and others struggling with disadvantage. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 9 May 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Good to see Budget measures addressing domestic violence

    The peak body for Baptist community service organisations, Baptist Care Australia, welcomes the government’s Budget announcements supporting people affected by domestic and family violence. Read more

  • Date published: Tuesday 9 May 2017

    Category(ies): Media release

    Budget delivers much-needed funding stability for NDIS

    The peak body for Baptist community service organisations, Baptist Care Australia, congratulates the government for taking on the challenge of ensuring ongoing funding stability for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read more