Fire ravages Tasmania

By Nigel Tapp

Before the beginning of last month, not many people in Australia had heard of the tiny Southern Tasmanian town of Dunalley. Even fewer would have been able to find it on a map.

But over 24 hours on 4 January, most Australians had witnessed horrifying images of a ferocious fire storm which ripped ...

Seeking justice for all

By Nigel Tapp

University student Laura Sykes (pictured) says she simply wants to make a difference for the world’s poor. A lofty aim, but one the 20-year-old pursues every day with a zeal which would put most people to shame.

Laura is currently the State Director of VGen, World Vision’s ...

Introducing the new Gen Sec

Rev Dr Mark Lawrence might be new to the role of General Secretary of the Synod but he is definitely not new to the Uniting Church.

Mark has spent most of his professional life working in the church in a range of positions, the most recent as presbytery minister pastoral care in ...

Voice for the voiceless

Possible Dreams International (PDI) is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation currently working with 32 remote communities in Swaziland – a country with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world.

Uniting Church member Maithri Goonetilleke, a Melbourne doctor who heads up PDI, has organised a series of concerts throughout Victoria featuring performances by the ...

Driving a bargain


















By Nigel Tapp

Isolated Tasmanian communities will soon be able to grab a bargain from one of UnitingCare Tasmania’s two new Travelling op shops.
The refurbished Metro buses have been outfitted with space to hang clothes for easy selection, tubs to hold ...