Faiths call for compassionate Australia

Leading up to Australia Day, Christian, Islamic and Jewish representatives have issued a common call for the nation to adopt compassion as its guiding principle.

It’s an honour

A number of people with links to the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania have been recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Rosemary garland well deserved

Rosemary Brown’s extraordinary life of helping others leads to a question that she has trouble answering. “People ask ‘what drives me?’” she said. “I have no idea. It is just inside my gut.

Honours for North-West Tasmania churchwomen

Mavis Rowlands When long-time Burnie Uniting Church member Mavis Rowlands was informed she had been successfully nominated for an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), her first instinct was to not accept it.

Is it time to change the date?

Friday Forum Your views on the news Since 1994, Australia Day has been celebrated nationally on 26 January, the day when white settlers first arrived in Australia.

Top honour for Alistair Macrae

By Penny Mulvey Congratulations to Rev Alistair Macrae and eight other members of the VicTas synod who have been honoured with awards in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

Controversial campaign raises the baa

FRIDAY FORUM – YOUR VIEWS ON THE NEWS In what has become something of an annual January tradition, the Meat and Livestock Association’s advertisements promoting lamb are bound to cause controversy.

Uniting Church honours

Wesley College principal Helen Drennen was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours list announced on January 26.