UCWB played host to the South Australian Premier, the Hon Jay Weatherill, to announce a new initiative to provide single lump-sum concession payments from July 2015.
The Premier said the single payments option would be voluntary and the policy is about rolling up existing concessions so people can access the lump payment at one point in time.
He said the Government is still working through the detail of how the system would work, and said an income management model, with safe guards, was a possible option.
Labor also committed $1 million over four years to the Foodbank SA program if it is re-elected in March. Escorted by Fiona Kelly General Manager UCWB and Foodbank CEO Richard Pagliaro, the Premier enjoyed a tour of the unique Foodbank/UCWB site and even participated in UnitingCare's Pancake Day before making the announcement.