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The National Director of Uniting Justice Australia Rev. Elenie Poulos has called on the Gillard Government to give its newly created National Children’s Commissioner real power to protect vulnerable children, particularly children in immigration detention facilities.

On Close the Gap Day, the Uniting Church in Australia acknowledges that there is significant work to be done in overcoming the disadvantage facing many Indigenous Australians.

The Uniting Church in Australia today expressed its disappointment in the Senate Report into the Stronger Futures Legislation.

The Uniting Church in Australia today expressed strong support for allowing asylum seekers to live in the community while their claims are being processed.

The Uniting Church in Australia believes that today's report from the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People signals a landmark opportunity in our journey towards reconciliation.

The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes yesterday's announcement that the protection claims by asylum seekers will now be assessed onshore as an opportunity for the Government to re-commit to a policy that upholds our international obligations and sets a standard of care and compassion of which we can be proud.

The Uniting Church in Australia has today written to the Labor Caucus urging them to reject the proposed amendments to the Migration Act.

The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed the High Court decision that held invalid the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship's declaration of Malaysia as a safe country for the transfer of asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia.

The Uniting Church in Australia has congratulated the Government and the members of the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee on today's announcement of a price on pollution.

The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes yesterday's announcement that the protection claims by asylum seekers will now be assessed onshore as an opportunity for the Government to re-commit to a policy that upholds our international obligations and sets a standard of care and compassion of which we can be proud.