UCA Statements

Iranian Asylum Seekers

01 July 2003

The Assembly resolved:


  1. to condemn the Australian government for its plans to forcibly deport Iranian people to a situation where they will face persecution and possibly death;
  2. to ask all members of the Assembly to write to the Minister for Immigration and the Prime Minister, expressing our grave concerns about this proposed action;
  3. to request the President to write to the Iranians in Port Hedland and Baxter Detention Centres expressing the concern and support of the Uniting Church for them;
  4. to request the President to write to the Uniting Church Ministers providing ministry to Iranians in detention centres expressing the concern and support of the Assembly for them.