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The Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has joined civil society and faith organisations calling for children seeking asylum in Australia to be removed from detention.
The #KidsOffNauru campaign is seeking to bring all 117 children that remain on Nauru to Australia by 20 November, which is Universal Children’s Day.
Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has urged the Federal Government to end the despair and uncertainty for more than 700 refugees offered relocation from Manus Island to Nauru.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has added his voice to the growing number of advocates calling for a national summit on alternatives to Australia’s refugee policies.
The Uniting Church is renewing its call for the immediate closure of the Nauru Detention centre after another damning report into the centre’s operations. The Senate Select Committee’s report released on Monday describes a disturbing lack of transparency and accountability about what is happening in the centre.
The Uniting Church in Australia is calling on Australians to “take five” for refugees during Refugee Week which begins on Sunday 14 June.
“We are inviting people to spend five minutes at some point during the next week thinking about the courage of refugees,” said UCA President, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney.
The Uniting Church in Australia has today strongly condemned the continuing and systematic abuse of asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by boat and those being held indefinitely in unsuitable offshore detention centres.