The community services industry in Queensland collectively employs over 100,000 people, is supported by thousands of volunteers and contributes more than $5 billion to the Queensland economy. There are many changes and reforms occurring within the various industry sectors in which we work. At UnitingCare Queensland we want a say in these changes, and have contributed to a number of reviews through submissions and consultations.
We are also a foundation member of the Community Services Industry Alliance, established in Queensland to advance the business and sustainability of Queensland community services in order to make a bigger difference to the lives of Queenslanders.
The CSIA has published the following positions that aim to progress key industry wide issues:
In 2013 UnitingCare Queensland and the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod made a submission to the Queensland Government’s discussion paper on red tape reduction and other reform proposals for regulation of liquor and gaming. Read the full submission to the Queensland Government here.
UnitingCare Queensland and UnitingCare Australia also made submissions in response to the national Competition Policy Review.