The Uniting Church in Australia is dismayed at reports that the Government is planning to re-open the detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, Uniting Church President, Rev. Alistair Macrae, said today.
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 has congratulated Julia Gillard at forming government.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae said ‘This is a hard won election and the clear message from the Australian people is that we want principled and consultative leadership from the new government and all parliamentarians.'