Connecting congregations

Emmet O’Cuana (pictured) is the new online content coordinator for the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

July editorial

By Penny Mulvey Politics can be grubby. Certainly the leadership spill of 26 June seemed cynical and disheartening.

The son of a preacher man

Peter dabbled with fame when the adult orchestra he performs with (above) appeared on the ABC’s Spicks and Specs.

Aussie kids support refugees

Melbourne was the first Australian city to celebrate World Refugee Day, which began with a protest to free more than 1600 children held behind barbed wire and a call to end mandatory detention.

Hope in darkness

Pacharo Mzembe (Solomon) and Gillian Jones (Marion)Photo © Jeff Busby.

Honours for UCA

Ross Oakley As a footballer, Ross Oakley will be best remembered for how the cruel hand of football fate cost him a place in St Kilda’s only VFL premiership side in 1966.

Documenting the truth

By Nigel Tapp how to get your ex back Hobart documentary filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick has given up two years of her life – and more than $150,000 of her own funds, a loan and donations – to give asylum seekers a voice.

Learning a new language

Misha Coleman addressed the recent refuge rally how to get your ex back By Nigel Tapp Like many Australians, Misha Coleman is frustrated by the language used to describe those who take to the water to seek asylum in Aust

New aged care package adopts industry recommendations

Hidden by the federal government’s leadership stoush last month was the passing of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package, opening the door for better long-term support measures for ageing Australians.