Advocating for change.

As part of our mission to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice, we raise a collective voice to speak up for those who may not be heard.

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.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Over the next 16 days we’re joining the global movement to raise awareness of and take action against gender-based violence as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign.
 
Running from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November through to World Human Rights Day on 10 December, this campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights.
 
Gender-based violence is a major health and welfare issue in Australia. It is a leading cause of issues that we see across our services such as poverty, homelessness, and physical and mental health problems.

How to get involved

Advocacy in action.

Uniting Vic.Tas welcomes the decision by the Victorian Parliament to introduce the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Bill into law.

In June we opened a crisis accommodation facility that provides a safe space for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Uniting Vic.Tas is urging the Federal Government to withdraw its proposed Religious Discrimination Bill fearing it will cause unnecessary distress and hardship.

Mary’s story.

Mary* is a mother of 2 young children who recently left an abusive relationship. Mary’s partner was violent towards her and their …

Sue’s story.

Experiencing family violence is traumatic for children and young people. It can have long-term effects on their health and wellbeing. Sue* works …

Uniting Vic.Tas is taking a stance during this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign, aimed at ending gender-based violence.

Uniting Vic.Tas has joined Raise the Age Alliance members to urge governments across the country to raise the minimum age of criminal …

As one of Victoria’s largest faith-based not-for-profit community services organisations, Uniting Vic.Tas, we’re extremely disappointed there is not unanimous support for the …

We are concerned about the impact of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021 which was recently introduced to the Australian Parliament.

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.