Ongoing battle

Battle of the Sexes | Film | M

Review by TIM LAM

All eyes will turn to Melbourne Park over the next fortnight as the world’s top players battle it out for the most prestigious tennis trophy in the Asia-Pacific region.

This year’s Australian Open has been shrouded in controversy before a ball was struck, with women’s tennis ...

Rufus Black to head University of Tasmania

Uniting Church minister, ethicist and theologian Professor Rufus Black has been appointed the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Tasmania.

It will be the latest addition to a breathtakingly varied and accomplished CV in academia, law, the private and public sectors.

Prof Black, a Rhodes Scholar who studied moral theology at Oxford University and also has degrees ...

A minor messy miracle


By trying something new a small country church under the threat of closure has received an unexpected Christmas gift, a fresh lease of life.

St Andrews Uniting Church is located in the town of Howlong, which sits alongside the Murray River 28km west of Albury.

The church, which is on the NSW side of the border but ...

Reunion a twin blessing in Tassie

When Ulverstone Uniting Church minister Rev Gospel Ralte baptised Emily and Linda Fanai in a Malaysian refugee camp in 2012 he could not have guessed how his path would one day again intersect with the twins and their family.

Five years later the Fanai family, consisting of the twins, their parents Sena and Mimi and big brother Joel, is living only 115km north of Mr Ralte, and ...

Jerusalem belongs to all, UCA affirms

The Uniting Church in Australia has joined with its global church partners to express grave concerns over the move by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

World Council of Churches General Secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit warned the US decision to change the status of Jerusalem seriously threatens negotiations for a two-state solution and undermines ...