Remembering lives lost in Australian fields

The Uniting Church hosted an ecumenical service of lament over the weekend to mourn Pacific guest workers who have died or been injured in the Australian horticultural sector.

The price of cotton

The central-Asian country of Uzbekistan is one of the largest exporters of cotton in the world. However, much of their cotton is made from child and forced labour.

Victoria’s views

Throughout the past month, Crosslight’s Garth Jones and Tim Lam have travelled throughout Victoria meeting some of the church neighbourhoods that make up the Vic/Tas synod.

Foreign workers exploited at Baiada

The Uniting Church is calling on Baiada to improve its labour standards after new allegations surfaced of exploitation of overseas workers.

Foreign workers exploited

Recent media reports have highlighted shocking instances of foreign worker exploitation in various Australian industries, particularly in relation to labour hire companies.

Fruit, veggies and exploitation

A Four Corners investigation earlier this year revealed that overseas workers are being trafficked to Australia and forced to work long hours for low pay.