Displaying items by tag: asylum seekers

UnitingJustice has sent a letter to the Foreign Minister regarding the UN General Assembly summit on refugees and migrants, to be held on 19 September 2016.

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Friday, 12 August 2016 10:37

An Urgent Call to Action

The Nauru files add further detail to the mounting pile of evidence about abuse of people seeking asylum on Nauru.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:44

Refugee Week 2016

Searching for Freedom is a reminder of what people are doing when they flee situations of persecution and grave danger.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has joined faith leaders across the country in appealing for the release of children from immigration detention.

In an open letter to federal members of parliament published in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, Mr McMillan and other church leaders are urging MPs to vote for legislation that would allow the release of all children in onshore immigration detention centres.

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Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:39

Forging a new way on asylum seekers

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has joined faith representatives and members of Parliament in Canberra today to support renewed efforts to restore some compassion to Australia’s asylum seeker policies.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:08

Manifesto on change for asylum seekers

Uniting Justice National Director Rev. Elenie Poulos and Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan were two of 230 signatories on a citizens manifesto calling for changes to Australia's asylum seeker policy. The statement seeks policies based on humanitarian principles, calls for an end to locking away innocent men women and children, and envisions a country that sees asylum seekers as an opportunity not a problem.

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UnitingJustice Australia has made a submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee about the payment of cash or other inducements by the Commonwealth of Australia in exchange for the turn back of asylum seeker boats. 

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