The Uniting Church in Australia has joined churches, NGOs and others in voicing concerns about Indonesia’s resumption of the death penalty.
UCA President Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney is one of 14 organisational leaders who’ve written to both the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia and to the Australian Foreign Minister, expressing grave concerns for at least 11 people facing imminent execution.
UnitingJustice has written to the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Najib Riphat Kesoema, seeking mercy for those facing iminenent axecution in Indonesia.
More than 60 organisations have come together to write to the Attorney General encouraging the Australian Government to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).
The Uniting Church in Australia has signed an open letter to the Attorney General, the Hon. George Brandis, calling on him to abandon the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Over 120 organisations have written to express their concern that the proposed changes are unnecessary and would undermine current protections against racial discrimination.
Letters were sent to the Prime Minister and Attorney-General in support of the removal of powers to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons from the Bill.
The National Director of Uniting Justice Australia Rev. Elenie Poulos has called on the Gillard Government to give its newly created National Children’s Commissioner real power to protect vulnerable children, particularly children in immigration detention facilities.