Dying with dignity Bill fails in Tasmanian parliament


For the third time in a decade, the Tasmanian parliament has rejected a Bill that would have allowed adults to voluntarily end their lives, under certain conditions, with a lethal drug.

Co-sponsored by former Labor premier Lara Giddings and ...

Piecing together life stories


Synod’s Victorian Archives is making it easier for those who were in the care of church-affiliated babies and children’s homes to find out more about their past.

Archives was awarded a federal government grant as part of the national ...

Closing chorus for printed version of Together in Song

There will be no new printings or editions of Together in Song (Australian Hymn Book II), the hymn book most widely used in the Uniting Church.

Publisher HarperCollins has told The Australian Hymn Book company, the ecumenical body that produces ...

Give them a fair go, Mr Dutton


The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has condemned as ‘inflammatory’ and ‘deplorable’ comments made by federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

Mr Dutton has described the 7,500 asylum seekers living in Australia as ‘fake refugees’ and ...

Rock for reconciliation


Some of Australia’s best Indigenous singers will take to the stage at Narana on Saturday 3 June for the third instalment of Narana Unplugged.

The festival coincides with National Reconciliation Week, which runs from 27 May to 3 June. ...

Windsor knots


Friday Forum
Your views on the news

For some the most important question of the weekend is what will the bride be wearing?

The bride in question is Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Kate Middleton who is ...

Secession a freight full proposition for church chair


King Island Uniting Church council chair Noel Cooke has some advice for Victorian premier Daniel Andrews if he really wants to get the Islanders to swap their allegiance from Tasmania.

“If he can get a reliable V/Line freight train ...

Fight to stop Adani mine


The Indian multinational company Adani wants to build one of the biggest coal mines in the world in the Galilee Basin in Queensland. The mine would export 60 million tonnes of coal a year and will require the expansion ...

Having budgets for breakfast but one gets a toast


PENNY MULVEY

The second annual post-budget not-for-profit breakfast hosted by UCA Funds Management produced a combination of snappy media grabs and more reflective analysis on the health of Australia’s social sector.

Four panellists addressed the 140-plus breakfasters at the ...

Indonesians pray for jailed Christian governor


Indonesians throughout the world have joined in prayer vigils over the weekend in support of Jakarta’s Christian governor, who was last week sentenced to jail for blasphemy.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, more commonly known as ‘Ahok’, was found guilty of ...