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The Uniting Church today expressed its extreme dismay at the Prime Minister's comments that migrants and refugees with leprosy and HIV/AIDS should not be allowed into Australia.

On the Tenth Anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report, the Uniting Church in Australia expressed sadness at the continuing suffering of Indigenous people and communities throughout the country.

On the day of David Hicks return Amnesty International Australia, GetUp, the Australian Lawyers Alliance and UnitingJustice Australia expressed their relief that his ordeal is almost over. They remain concerned, however, that fundamental questions about his treatment in Guantanamo Bay and the Australia Government's response to his situation need to be answered.

The Uniting Church in Australia today condemned the Government's acceptance of the new draft charges against Guantanamo detainee David Hicks and expressed deep concern for his wellbeing and about the trial process.

The Uniting Church has urged the Federal Government to secure the immediate release of David Hicks on the eve of tomorrow's nationwide protests marking the fifth anniversary of his incarceration.

The Uniting Church today welcomed the first wage decision of the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC).

Uniting Church President, the Reverend Gregor Henderson, today issued a challenge to all Australians to take practical steps to encourage peace building on the United Nations International Day of Peace, Thursday 21st September.

Uniting Church leaders today condemned the Government's plan to detain more asylum seekers on Nauru as inhumane, and urged Senators to vote against the Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006 currently before the Parliament.

Following careful, and prayerful reflection and discernment the Uniting Church's 250 member National Assembly has been unable to come to one mind on the issue of accepting into leadership positions those living in committed same-gender relationships.

The Uniting Church in Australia today criticised Cabinet's decision to process asylum seekers offshore and tighten maritime surveillance, labelling it an act of moral abandonment and a decline in Australia's commitment to human rights.

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