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Friday, 12 June 2015

Take Five for Refugees

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.

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The Uniting Church in Australia is one of more than 100 Australian organisations calling for an immediate moratorium on transfers to immigration detention facilities on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

The call by churches, human rights groups, aid agencies, faith-based organisations and others follows the case of a five-year-old girl who attempted to commit suicide after an extended period of detention on Nauru.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Free the Children, End the Abuse

The Uniting Church in Australia is calling for the immediate release of all children and their families from Australian-run immigration detention centres, after the publication of a shocking report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

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Wednesday, 04 February 2015

National Update - February 20

National Update February 20

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Friday, 05 December 2014

A Day of Great Moral Failure

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its dismay at changes passed to the Migration and Maritime Powers Acts which will cause greater suffering for those vulnerable people seeking refuge in Australia.

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Tuesday, 09 September 2014

National Update September 2014

Welcome to the September edition of National Update with latest news from the Assembly.

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The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed an announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection that some children in detention will be released into the community, and asked for reassurances on the conditions of their care.

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Wednesday, 06 August 2014

A Welcome Rejection of Bigotry

The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that he is taking proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act off the table.

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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.

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Week of Prayer and Fasting underway


Members of the Uniting Church in Australia begin a week of prayer and fasting for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders today.

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