Category: News

High rates of poverty and social exclusion affecting Australian children

One in six Australian children aged 0-14 years live in poverty, with New South Wales among the states with the highest rates of child poverty, according to the new...

Christian response to disturbing global warming report

In the week of October 7 – 14, Christians from the Uniting Church, Anglican, Catholic and other traditions joined their efforts with a global faith-inspired response...

Fair Treatment Campaign launched at Town Hall

The Uniting Church campaign calling on the Australian government to reform drug policy, was officially launched today (12 October) by Sir Richard Branson in front of a...

Offering Hope For Those Affected By Drug Policy

On Friday, 12 October, Sir Richard Branson will officially launch a new Uniting Church campaign, calling on governments to reform Australia’s drug legislation to...

Opera House racing ad projection during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

The controversial projection on the Opera House promoting the Everest horse race, ironically occurs during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, 8-14 October. According...

Uniting Women Inspires and Challenges

The biannual conference, Uniting Women, was held in Brisbane over the last four days of September. It was an encouraging, inspiring and challenging conference. Thursday...

Cyberbullies and trolls face more jail-time under new NSW laws

The New South Wales government will introduce strengthened Commonwealth laws against cyberbullying and online trolling this month. Once the laws are introduced,...

Richard Branson to launch Uniting-led campaign on drug reform

Drug-induced deaths in Australia have hit their highest in 20 years and 200,000 people who need help are unable to get the treatment they need every year. “It is now...

Micah Australia Meet With Prime Minister

Micah Australia met with the Prime Minister and other representatives of both major parties as part of a concerted lobbying effort. The delegation includes...

Obituary: Rev. Bruce Prewer

Rev Bruce Prewer is remembered as a nationally recognised poet and liturgist who gave Christianity a distinctly Australian voice. Following a protracted illness Bruce...