Tag Archives: Advocacy

Express yourself with art

CALLING all budding artists. If you have a creative flair and are interested in exhibiting your art become part of the Exclusion and Embrace – Disability, justice and spirituality conference in August. Artists are encouraged to present visual artworks that … Continue reading

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Inaugural night for Anti-Poverty awards

CONNECTIONS UnitingCare will hold the 29th Annual WJ Craig lecture and presentation of the Anti-Poverty awards next month. This year’s lecture will be presented by Assistant Police Commissioner Dr Dean McWhirter, who heads Australia’s Family Violence Command, Mr McWhirter’s diverse … Continue reading

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Rowena Allen puts social justice first

FORMER UnitingCare Cutting Edge Chief Executive Officer Rowena Allen has been appointed as the first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner by the Victorian Government. Her extensive background in advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights made Rowena … Continue reading

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Media Release: UnitingCare Research highlights inadequacies for asylum seekers

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  New research released last month by UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania (UCVT) confirms asylum seekers living in the community are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation. Lentara UnitingCare CEO Joy Nunn said there was a considerable increase in … Continue reading

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New UnitingCare research confirms funding for asylum seeker services is inadequate

Recent research conducted by UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Unit (UCVT) identified asylum seekers living in the community as a major community group at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation.    The report provides in particular a summary of the emergency … Continue reading

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Stories from UnitingCare agencies: UnitingCare Vic/Tas Fact Sheet #2

     Have a look at our UnitingCare Vic/Tas Fact Sheet #2 ‘Stories from UnitingCare agencies’.   Lots of good work is being done by our programs and front line services to support people in need, ranging from emergency relief and … Continue reading

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Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work

A new guide created to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace has been launched across the public service sector. The guide, Working together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work, is a joint initiative between the Australian Public … Continue reading

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New national foundation to prevent violence against women

A new national foundation has been created to engage and raise awareness in the community on the prevention of violence against women and their children. Federal Minister for the Status of Women Julie Collins and Victorian Minister for Community Services … Continue reading

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