The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) in partnership with the Uniting Church in Australia, today welcomed the announcement of an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Recognition Act as an overdue and vitally important first step forward on the path to a referendum and Constitutional reform.

The Uniting Church in Australia has condemned the Federal Government for the disgraceful treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru outlined in today‚Äôs report by Amnesty International.


The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed profound concern at the Federal Government's decision to withhold support services and appropriate visa status from asylum seekers proven to be refugees.

UnitingJustice Australia, the justice policy and advocacy unit of the Uniting Church in Australia, is dismayed at reports that the Federal Labor Caucus is moving to include the Australian mainland in the Migration Act excision zone.

In light of today's decision of the High Court of Australia, the Uniting Church in Australia has called on the Government to urgently address the issue of negative ASIO assessments of refugees.

The Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the following statement by Australian church leaders on the passing of the asylum seeker legislation.

Today's passage of the asylum seeker legislation through the Federal Parliament is a dismaying and distressing occurrence in our national life.

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its disappointment in the recommendations of the Houston Committee and called for a new beginning in the national debate on asylum seekers.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. The Thirteenth Assembly has, as you know, been meeting over this past week in Adelaide.

Over the last few months, thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have raised their voices in opposition to the discriminatory aspects of the 'Stronger Futures' legislation.