Uniting and Anglican Churches start joint formation program

Perth Theological Hall has embarked upon an ecumenical venture this year with a joint ministerial formation program with Wollaston Anglican College. Alex Jensen of the Theological Hall said, ‘We hope that the two traditions will enrich each other and that the larger student cohort will benefit from greater possibilities for interaction.  It also makes sense to combine the limited resources of the two churches with the whole being greater than the parts.’  Continue reading

Rare medal for aged care provider


Juniper, one of Western Australia’s leading providers of residential and home aged care services, has achieved the State’s highest accolade for workplace health and safety.

Receiving Worksafe’s Platinum Award today in Balcatta, Juniper Chief Executive Vaughan Harding said the accomplishment reflected the organisation’s commitment to provide quality care for more than 4,000 people throughout Perth and regional WA. Continue reading

Australia can deliver tax reform and an equitable safety net


Strengthening the revenue base is a vital step in ensuring Australia has the capacity to fund the services and improved living standards the community wants and expects, UnitingCare National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds said today.

“We are a fair and decent society. We can align economic growth, fiscal discipline and equitable public policy. We can operate above day-to-day politics and think strategically, for the common good,” Lin said. Continue reading

Symbols of faith


A Breaking of the Ties service was held for Rev Dr Alison Longworth on Wednesday 19 February at Juniper’s Chrystal Halliday Day Centre.

Alison had been in placement as an aged care chaplain since 2005, with this year, marking her 20th anniversary of her ordination as a minister of the Word. After a period of long service leave, she will retire in March. Continue reading

Calling all Australian Inland Mission Nurses


Frontier Services’ founder, Rev John Flynn once said that without women in the outback there would be no outback. Flynn knew women were civilisers, they sweetened life in a harsh environment, they were a kind word and gesture and carers and healers.

He knew well, how tough the Australian Inland Mission nurses had it in the isolated clinics he set up across the Outback. Continue reading

UnitingCare: Australians are ready and willing to pay tax for social services


The findings of a recent ANUpoll on public priorities for Government spending are welcome, and are particularly timely in the lead up to the May budget, UnitingCare Australia National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds says.

“Australians want to see increased Government spending on social services, the ANUpoll shows. And we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is. People don’t want tax cuts at the expense of social services,” Lin said. Continue reading

From Sydney to London: Frontier Services joins the race


Frontier Services is proud to announce that it is the official Charity Partner for the Sydney to London Classic Marathon Rally. Around 40 cars will travel the first two legs of the event  from Sydney to Perth.

Competitors from all over the world compete in this long distance event. There will be a show of the seminal classic rally cars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Ford Escorts, Datsun 240Zs,  Ford Mustangs, Porsche 911s and more will tackle 16,000 kilometers of roads in 8 countries over 30 days. Continue reading