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New Disability Action Plan launched

THE Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Disability Action Plan 2015-2018 was recently launched in Melbourne. Disability Inclusion Minister for the synod’s Commission for Mission Rev (Deacon) Andy Calder said the plan has been designed to help UnitingCare agencies, congregations, schools … 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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The cold pushes homeless to the brink

Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time. Those most vulnerable have to battle icy cold conditions and are resorting to sleeping in their cars or in the bush just for some comfort. Older female and single parents are among … Continue reading

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Time to say “ADIOS” – Goodbye

By Stephanie Lagos It was with some sadness that I announced last month my decision to step down as the Executive Director of UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania. It wasn’t easy telling David Pargeter, the UCVT team, agencies and Synod colleagues … Continue reading

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University of Newcastle launches Graduate Certificate and Master of Family Studies

‘The Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle has launched a Graduate Certificate and Master of Family Studies. With one of these internationally recognised degrees under your belt, you will be able to pursue a career that enables you … Continue reading

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2014 Community Education Program Grants: Applications now open

  The Community Education Grant program helps organisations run initiatives enriching the lives of young people, encouraging self-development and enabling young people to give back to their communities. We’re inspired by the programs we support and the role they play … Continue reading

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Early Announcement: Child Protection Week 2012 is coming up in September

  Child Protection Week is an annual event aimning to raise awareness in the community of child abuse prevention. The campaign promotes the belief that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe – physically and emotionally. More than 30,000 children … Continue reading

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Asylum explained – new website now live!

  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre‘s (ASRC) new community legal education resources about the process of seeking asylum in Australia are now available. The resources include a new website and a series of fact sheets presented in an accessible, easy … Continue reading

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