Our National Director, Rev. Elenie Poulos, has written to all Labor Members and Senators urging them to vote against legislation to inflict a lifetime ban on people who arrived by boat seeking asylum on our shores. The text of the letter is below.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Mr Stuart McMillan has spoken out against the Federal Government’s proposed lifetime visa bans on certain people seeking asylum.

UnitingJustice has sent a letter to the Foreign Minister regarding the UN General Assembly summit on refugees and migrants, to be held on 19 September 2016.

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.

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

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.  

A Test of Morality

03 February 2016

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.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has joined faith leaders across the country in appealing for the release of children from immigration detention.

In an open letter to federal members of parliament published in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, Mr McMillan and other church leaders are urging MPs to vote for legislation that would allow the release of all children in onshore immigration detention centres.

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