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The Uniting Church in Australia is dismayed at reports that the Government is planning to re-open the detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, Uniting Church President, Rev. Alistair Macrae, said today.

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its horror at the excessive use of force against asylum seekers on Christmas Island this past weekend.

The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed the Government's legislation for a system of complementary protection and is calling for bipartisan support to ensure its passage through the parliament.

Uniting Church in Australia's President Rev. Alistair Macrae says yesterday's tragedy at Christmas Island is a graphic reminder of the desperate lack of hope that asylum seekers experience as they flee persecution.

Where is God? In light of the many human rights abuses occurring in the world, this is an entirely reasonable and fair question according to the President of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA).

The Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) of the Uniting Church has congratulated the Australian Government on its announcement of a referendum on the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution.

The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed today's announcement from the Australian Government that asylum seeker families and unaccompanied minors will be moved out of detention and into the community.

The Uniting Church in Australia has called on the Australian Government to urgently review the policy of the mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

The Uniting Church in Australia has congratulated Julia Gillard at forming government.

President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae said ‘This is a hard won election and the clear message from the Australian people is that we want principled and consultative leadership from the new government and all parliamentarians.'

 

Civil society statement on a credible plan on pollution and climate change.

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