Our position on early learning in Tasmania

on February 22, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Early childhood education and care allows children to achieve their best. It is crucial to learning, and to living healthy, happy lives into adulthood. We believe that every child deserves to enjoy affordable, high quality early learning for two years before starting school.

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Our position on housing for the Tasmanian state election

on February 13, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

With Tasmanian state elections to be held on 3 March 2018, we are setting out our position on key issues facing the Tasmanian electorate.

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Uniting volunteers recognised at Premier’s award ceremony

on February 12, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

Congratulation to all those volunteers who were recognised at the 2017 Victorians Premier’s Volunteer Champion Awards and particularly those who have an association with Uniting. We are delighted that Todd Jolly received a service award for his dedicated long-standing volunteer work at the Kangaroo Flat Emergency Relief Centre in Bendigo.


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Understanding the codeine ban

on February 1, 2018 | Posted by: Uniting

From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. What might this mean for you, or someone you care for?

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Oakleigh students lend green thumbs

on December 7, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Clients at Uniting St Mark’s were thrilled to have a few extra green thumbs at work in the garden recently when they were joined by 14 year-nine students from Oakleigh Grammar.

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Join us for a Christmas meal

on December 1, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting is hosting a number of community lunches during the Christmas season for our clients to come together and enjoy a warm meal and a chat.

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Celebrate spring at PepperTree Place Garden Fiesta on 11 November

on November 9, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

A community nursery run by Uniting Kildonan, located in Coburg in Melbourne’s north, is encouraging families and communities to come together to learn about growing and preparing fresh food at its annual Garden Fiesta.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Uniting applaud announcement of Australia’s second Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

on October 31, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

The organisation that opened Australia’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC), today welcomed the Victorian government announcement that a centre will be established in Melbourne.

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Stories behind the paintbrush

on October 25, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Talented artists who participate in programs run by Uniting Wesley and Uniting Harrison have been selected to exhibit their works at the State Trustees Connected Art Exhibition at Federation Square from Monday 23 October.

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Older voices making waves

on October 18, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

On Monday 23 October, the longest running uninterrupted interview program in the history of community radio, Listen to Older Voices, will go to air with its 1,000th episode. For 19 years, the program, which is part of Uniting Wesley’s Melba Club, has provided a public platform for the stories, views and opinions of older citizens across Melbourne.

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Lifeline urges focus on hope and recovery

on September 28, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

National suicide data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown a slight reduction in deaths by suicide. Sadly, there are still about eight lives lost to suicide every day in Australia.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Uniting Ballarat employee recognised for efforts in homelessness

on September 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting Ballarat is celebrating after the announcement that one of their own has been recognised as going above and beyond for people who are experiencing homelessness in the local area.

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MEDIA RELEASE: New career results in regional award

on September 14, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting Wimmera Family Day Care Educator, Collette Okely, has been named a regional winner in the 2017 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.

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Bringing suicide out of the shadows

on September 11, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

If you’re concerned that someone you know might be thinking about taking their own life, it’s important to be direct in asking the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?”

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Victorian Disability Awards honour

on August 17, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

It’s no wonder that Uniting’s hardworking Pathways 2 Employment team took out the Excellence in Employment Outcomes award at the recent Victorian Disability Awards – an honour that Community Relations Manager, Vicki Walsh, says is so well deserved.


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Spotlight on Melbourne’s ‘hidden homeless’

on August 7, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

In Melbourne’s eastern suburbs more than 13,000 people sought the assistance of homelessness and crisis services last year.

Many of them were Melbourne’s ‘hidden homeless’, people who live temporarily with others but aren’t guaranteed permanent, private and secure housing.

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Medically Supervised Injecting Centres (MSICs)

on June 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

Uniting is developing a resolution on Medically Supervised Injecting Centres (MSICs) for the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania, following a request from Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis and General Secretary Rev Dr Mark Lawrence.

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UnitingCare Australia Calls for Nationally Consistent Approach to Elder Abuse

on June 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

The nation’s largest provider of aged care services has supported the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) call for a national approach to combatting elder abuse in its Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response recently released.

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The Uniting Church celebrates 40 years

on June 27, 2017 | Posted by: Uniting

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia.

The Church came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations – Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian Church of Australia – joined together.


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