Remembering the National Apology13 February 2014
On the sixth anniversary of the historic national apology to the First Peoples, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney has prepared this reflection on what the apology means for achieving justice for all Australians.
Letter to the Minister for Immigration & Border Protection05 February 2014
The Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to seek intervention in the planned deportation of a Hazara man.
UnitingJustice Australia is deeply concerned for the safety of asylum seekers given the current crisis in the Nauruan legal system.
We are not at war with asylum seekers16 January 2014
UnitingJustice Australia, the social justice policy and advocacy unit of the Uniting Church, is deeply concerned at the reports of shots being fired at a boat carrying 25 asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia.
Protection Against Racial Vilification10 December 2013
Joint letter to the Attorney-General: Australia must retain strong and effective protections against racial vilification.
UnitingJustice Australia, the national social justice policy and advocacy unit of the Uniting Church in Australia, has condemned the Government’s latest proposed changes to the treatment of asylum seekers as policies of punishment and deliberate cruelty.
A Joint Appeal to the Prime Minister11 November 2013
UnitingJustice joined 137 non-government agencies, faith-based organisations and community groups, expressing concern about the Government’s recent announcement regarding the use of the term “illegal maritime arrivals” to refer to asylum seekers who have arrived by boat.
Joint statement by Australian non-government organisations on the first anniversary of the report on the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers.
National Director of UnitingJustice Australia, Rev. Elenie Poulos, and members of the Uniting Church who work with asylum seekers, have spoken out during a Federal Government caucus meeting in the Sydney suburb of Balmain.
The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its deep concern over the latest round of policy amendments designed to punish asylum seekers arriving by boat.