The Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) of the Uniting Church has congratulated the Australian Government on its announcement of a referendum on the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution.
The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed today's announcement from the Australian Government that asylum seeker families and unaccompanied minors will be moved out of detention and into the community.
The Uniting Church in Australia believes that there is little reason to be anxious about boat arrivals and more reason to be anxious about the continuing use of traumatised people to score political points in an election year.
The use of asylum seekers for political point-scoring has now reached a new low. Leaders of the Uniting Church in Australia are horrified by the most recent remarks and policy announcement by the Opposition.