The Uniting Church in Western Australia is calling for voters to consider their wider community this state election. The election resources, Not Just Me: Making my vote count for our community, include non-party specific information informing voters of how they can really make their vote count for a better WA. Continue reading
The Social Justice Board of the Uniting Church of WA have produced a set of resources for the upcoming State Election on 9 March 2013. The material is entitled ‘Not Just Me: Making my vote count for our community’. The material is non-party political. It contains information to help Church members identify important issues facing Western Australia, listen to politicians and political parties with discernment, share and discuss with others in your church and community and cast an informed vote. Continue reading
UnitingCare Australia said the appointment today of the first National Children’s Commissioner is a significant step towards a brighter future for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children. Continue reading
The Micah Challenge coalition launches its national Finish the Race campaign this month in the lead up to federal election recently set for 14 September. Continue reading
As Australians battle multiple natural disasters across the nation, Frontier Services staff are doing what they can to stand beside people and lend a hand.
In Queensland, Frontier Services is supporting people who have been inundated with flood water and at the same time others who are desperate for rain on their properties so they can feed livestock. Continue reading
Frontier Services welcomes a parliamentary report which has highlighted the negative impact of fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out work practices on remote communities and urges all levels of Government and mining companies to act on the report’s findings. Continue reading
A former Uniting Church peace advocate will receive one of the highest international church honours in Sydney this week.
Joy Balazo came to Australia from the Philippines in the 1980s and founded the Young Ambassadors for Peace program in 2002. Continue reading
You are invited to a Sundowner with guest Robin de Crespigny hosted by the Social Justice Board and Uniting Church in the City. Robin is the author of ‘The People Smuggler” The event on Wednesday 27 February starts at 5.30pm at Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Hay & William Street, Perth. RSVP to email@example.com or phone 9260 9800. Continue reading
UnitingCare Australia has called on the Federal Government to reconsider limiting tax concessions for superannuation contributions for the richest Australians in order to fund other public policy priorities. Continue reading
From India’s Bangladesh border to the town of Durgapur, about a three hour drive out of Kolkata, a group of staff and survivors from the Church of North India’s Anti People Trafficking Project made the 13 hour journey to share their stories with 12 Australians living momentarily out of their comfort zones. Continue reading