The Australian Government has failed the Australian people with its decision to delay any further work on an emissions trading scheme, says the President of the
“The Australian community gave this Government a mandate for strong action on climate change when we elected them in 2007. As a Government they have failed us and the Prime Minister has failed to provide the moral leadership the community expected of him,” Rev. Macrae said.
“The Government’s response to recommendations from the National Human Rights Consultation, released today by the Federal Attorney General, is a lacklustre attempt to lift
Rev. Alistair Macrae, President of the
“Curtin is an entirely inappropriate and shameful place to be housing already vulnerable and traumatised people.”
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae recently visited KCO (KUCA Camp Out) in South Australia. KCO is an overnight camp for kids 7-12 years of age. It is a major feature of the Uniting Church SA event calendar, attracting several thousand campers.
UnitingJustice Australia has joined more than 50 diverse environmental, community and faith groups in a letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Australian Government to act on carbon pollution and climate change before the next election and get started with an immediate price on carbon.
Recently the Assembly has made some changes to the way we distribute emails for Assembly Update and The Transit Lounge. We have received reports that since that change, some individuals are no longer receiving these emails. It was important that the Assembly make some changes to our email distribution system to meet anti-spamming laws and it appears some email addresses may have not survived the confirmation process.
UnitingCare Australia is inviting expressions of interest from Uniting Church congregations, agencies or other interested groups to be part of local forums to consider future energy affordability questions. We are particularly interested in the energy affordability perspectives of rural consumers, small business, aged households and services as well as low income citizens. UnitingCare Australia is concerned that rising energy prices are likely to be a major factor leading to increased financial hardship for large numbers of Australian households over the coming years.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae has condemned the announcement today by Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and Immigration Minister Chris Evans that Australia has suspended the processing of all protection applications from Sri Lankan and Afghan asylum seekers. Rev. Macrae said, “the Government has broken its promises to uphold the rights of asylum seekers by returning to what is in essence a form of indefinite, mandatory detention.
UnitingJustice Australia has joined a growing international movement calling for the introduction of a tiny tax on financial transactions – the Robin Hood Tax.
This week, UnitingJustice Australia, along with Jubilee Australia, World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia and Greenpeace Australia Pacific are among over a dozen local organisations to announce their support for the Robin Hood Tax.
Christmas Island Detention Centre is a fascinating place to reflect about Easter! I have recently returned from a Church leaders’ delegation to this remote island where all asylum seekers arriving by boat are housed whilst awaiting refugee and security status checks. Many of them carry great anxiety not to mention the trauma that many have experienced before embarking on their journey of hope.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae has condemned the recent comments by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and other Opposition members concerning the acknowledgement of traditional Indigenous ownership of land as ignorant and destructive. Tony Abbott has criticised Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his Ministers as engaging in “tokenism” and unnecessary political correctness when they acknowledge traditional owners while speaking at functions.