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  • 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: 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: 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: 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