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It's time for our political leaders to find answers for the tens of thousands of homeless Australians who have no safe place to sleep each night according to Uniting Church National President, Rev Dr Dean Drayton.

Rev Drayton said homeless people were among the most marginalised and disadvantaged in Australia and had no voice in the political landscape.

The economic growth of the last two decades has passed many Australians by and Australia now ranks fourth in the developed worl in the United Nations Human Poverty Index.

The Uniting Church has called for a fresh policy debate around aged care in Australia to ensure quality of life and quality of care for older Australians.

Responding to widespread concern within the Uniting Church on issues relating to sexuality, the Sixth Assembly (1991) established the Sexuality Task Group. Its brief was to research these issues and bring a report to the Assembly in 1997. The aim of the report was to help the Unting Church to: "respond to changing patterns of human relationships and sexual activity in our society, with a view to promoting healing and wholeness in human relationships".

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