Questioning TAFE cuts

A petition of 570 signatures collected by Uniting Church members was tabled in the Victorian Parliament. The petition calls for the Parliamentary Education and Training Joint Investigatory Committee to conduct an inquiry into the impacts of the changes to TAFE funding. The ...

Synod 2013

ONE big issue dominated Synod 2013 – although there were many other reports and memorable moments – and that involved the two pronged report brought by the Property Board.  The first revolved around the aftermath of the closure of Acacia College. The ...

Fond memories

VISITING Indonesian minister Rev Novita Sutanto took a host of valuable experiences and fond memories home to Jakarta when she departed the synod after a three-month stay at the end of last month.

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Wesley Mission Victoria turns 120

ALMOST 100 guests commemorated Wesley Mission Victoria’s 120th birthday early last month.

Members of the Uniting Church, the Wesley board, staff, volunteers and clients attended the celebration at Wesley Church in Lonsdale Street, which concluded with a sausage sizzle.

For all ...

Talking faith to faith

FOR the past 30 years, the Uniting Church in Australia and the Lutheran Church of Australia have shared a close relationship.

This was recognised at the UCA Assembly meeting last year, with the adoption of A Great Prayer of Thanksgiving with Commentary.

Budget hit and miss

By Nigel Tapp

THE President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev Professor Andrew Dutney, was not overly concerned about the national deficit unveiled in the Federal Budget last month.

But, the deficit of justice and compassion in a number of ...

Are your roses the proceeds of crime?

THE world’s largest supplier of cut roses has been taken to court for tax evasion by the Kenyan Government.

Indian-based Karuturi Global Ltd produces 580 million roses a year from its operations in Kenya, Ethiopia and India and supplies the ...

Eviction for 50 families

A LEADING UnitingCare agency in Melbourne’s east has stepped in to stop more than 140 children and adults living at a 50 bed rooming house in Oakleigh from becoming homeless after its owner closed the facility.

The 50 bed property – originally ...

UCA joins call for factory safety in Bangladesh

FOLLOWING the terrible tragedy of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people, the new moderator, Dan Wootton, has written to Woolworths, Coles, Target, Kmart, Cotton On and Pacific Brands.

He has requested they sign up ...