Fighting poverty together.

We’re joining forces with Everybody's Home and Raise the Rate for Good campaigns this Anti-Poverty Week (17 - 23 October).

Raising a voice and restoring community​

Uniting for a cause.

At Uniting, we come alongside our consumers, striving to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. 

Positive change is possible if we work together. Speaking up and standing as one, we can influence our world and protect our most vulnerable people. 

By delivering a strong consumer voice in our advocacy work, we include:

Your voice

Consumers are heard by decision-makers

Your experience

Our advocacy is based on lived experience.

Your choices

Consumers share in the decision making about our advocacy.

Anti-Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week, 17 – 23 October 2021, helps the Australian community gain a better understanding of poverty and how we can work together to end it.

We’re joining forces with the Everybody’s Home and Raise the Rate for Good campaigns.

We’re calling on the Federal Government to increase JobSeeker and other income support payments and invest in social housing so that everyone can cover the basics and keep a roof over their head.

By visiting Everybody’s Home – anti-poverty-week and signing the petition to the Federal Treasurer, you can stand up and demand more be done.

We’re making our voice heard and you can too.

No fighting chance report

The COVID-19 income and tenancy supports, introduced in 2020 as the pandemic started, made people’s lives easier.

For the first time, many didn’t have to worry about how they were going to pay the rent, buy medicine or have enough to eat for themselves and their children.

The findings of this report show that the withdrawal of these benefits significantly affected people’s mental and physical health. 

Advocacy in action.

We’re joining forces with individuals and organisations across the country to take action this Anti-Poverty Week.

 

Kerry’s story.

Family violence is one of the leading causes of poverty among women across Australia.

Uniting Vic.Tas, along with nine UnitingCare Network consortium organisations across Australia, will lead a pilot program providing financial assistance and wrap-around support …

Aylin’s story.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone – some more than others.

Uniting Vic.Tas CEO, Brownyn Pike spoke at a forum on housing policy and solutions in Maroondah, alongside Federal Housing Minister Michael Sukkar …

Uniting Vic.Tas, one of Victoria and Tasmania’s largest community services providers, fully supports the equal opportunity legislation which will be introduced by …

On Thursday 26 August, Uniting Vic.Tas CEO Bronwyn wrote to the Prime Minister urging the Australian Government show more leadership on the situation unfolding in Afghanistan.

Uniting Vic.Tas last night gathered a wide range of Afghan community leaders, support agencies and Victorian Government representatives to discuss our response …

Uniting Vic.Tas and Ballarat Community Health teamed up this week to provide the COVID-19 vaccination to some of the region’s most vulnerable.

Research and advocacy
Putting evidence to work.

To strengthen community services across Victoria, Uniting has partnered with Swinburne University of Technology.

Professor Erin Wilson has stepped in as the Uniting Kildonan Chair in Community Services Innovation. Based in the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at Swinburne, Professor Wilson is leading a research program in social innovation and community services.