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


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 ...

Test of compassion?


It has been described by the Prime Minister as a policy based on ‘love’, but the federal government’s plan to impose drug tests on new welfare recipients is not receiving a ...

Deloraine Uniting holds its last service

After 160 years of serving the spiritual needs of parishioners in the Meander Valley the St Andrew’s Uniting Church at Deloraine officially closed its doors with a final service last Sunday.

The first Methodist Church in Deloraine was built in 1857, ...

A Budget of few blessings

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has expressed disappointment at the 2017 Federal Budget and said there is little for vulnerable Australians to rejoice about.

Treasurer Scott Morrison claimed the Budget was centred on fairness and opportunity, but Mr McMillan ...

UCA leaders gather for 40 hours of prayer

Uniting Church leaders will gather in Melbourne this Sunday for 40 hours of continuous prayer as part of the church’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

From 14 to 16 May, president Stuart McMillan, president-elect Dr Deidre Palmer, Uniting Aboriginal Islander and ...

Macron’s mandate for moderate reform


People of faith in France, across Europe and beyond will welcome the result of Sunday’s final presidential election, for at least four reasons.

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has just achieved a decisive result – 65 per ...

Gospel truths?

Friday Forum
Your views on the news


As part of their passive aggressive, internecine sparring, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has had yet another indirect crack at current PM, Malcolm Turnbull.

The beleaguered