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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 Nauru files add further detail to the mounting pile of evidence about abuse of people seeking asylum on Nauru.

On 5 May 2016 the President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Mr Stuart McMillan, wrote to the Prime Minister expressing the Church's concern about the deteriorating situations on Manus Island, PNG and Nauru for people seeking asylum.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has encouraged Uniting Church congregations around the country to make their voices heard during the 2016 Federal Election campaign.

National Director of UnitingJustice Australia Rev. Elenie Poulos has called for the immediate transfer of all asylum seekers on Manus Island to Australia. 

A coalition of Australian organisations has today called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to end the Government’s silence over the Panama Papers and to commit to taking action on tax dodging by wealthy individuals and corporations.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Close the Gap initiative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The team at UnitingJustice Australia is off to a flying start in 2016, with some exciting plans for our resources this federal election year.
We've listened to your feedback and from now on every resource will be available at least a month before the actual event.

On Sunday 7 February 2016 UnitingJustice Australia's National Director, Rev Elenie Poulos, was one of four panellists on the ABC Radio Program Sunday Nights discussing the implications of churches offering sanctuary to refugees at risk of being sent back to Nauru. Elenie was joined by Misha Coleman, Executive Officer, Australian Churches Refugee Task Force, Rev Peter Catt, Anglican Dean of Brisbane and Chair of the Australian Churches Refugees Task Force, and Rev Chris Bedding, the rector of the Anglican church at Darlington in Perth. http://www.abc.net.au/sundaynights/stories/s4401964.htm  

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to intervene directly to prevent the return of more than 250 asylum seekers, including children and babies, to offshore detention.

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