The Uniting Church in Australia has signed an open letter to the Attorney General, the Hon. George Brandis, calling on him to abandon the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Over 120 organisations have written to express their concern that the proposed changes are unnecessary and would undermine current protections against racial discrimination.
The Uniting Church in Australia Assembly has submitted comments to the Attorney General’s Department on the Exposure Draft of the proposed legislation to amend the racial Discrimination Act. The Church strongly believes that the proposed Bill should be rejected in its entirety.
The Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Australian Government to offer sanctuary for all children without parents currently held on Christmas Island.
On Tuesday 18 March 2014, hundreds of Uniting Church in Australia members from across the country will gather on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra.
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.
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.