The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has welcomed the Senate’s decision not to change the Racial Discrimination Act.

A statement by President Stuart McMillan: The Uniting Church in Australia does not support the watering down of existing legal protections in the Federal Racial Discrimination Act.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Prime Minister to commend his Government for the decision to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.

The Uniting Church in Australia calls on the Federal Government to make the right decision and leave sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act unchanged.

Stuart McMillan, President, Uniting Church in Australia, reflects on our human rights priorities

Rev Elenie Poulos reflects on the Human Rights Commissioner's Religious Freedom Roundtable

Marriage Plebiscite

15 September 2015

UnitingJustice Australia has made a submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee about the matter of a popular vote, in the form of a plebiscite or referendum, in the matter of marriage in Australia.

UnitingJustice Australia is one of the signatories to a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, seeking the Department's consideration for voluntary pledges and/or commitments to the UN General Assembly in support of Australia's bid for election to the Human Rights Council in 2018. 

UnitingJustice Australia has joined Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Human Rights Law Centre, Reprieve Australia, Australians Detained Abroad, NSW Council for Civil Liberties and Civil Liberties Australia to launch a new Australian blueprint to end the death penalty.

UnitingJustice Australia was one of nearly 200 organisations outlining their concern on Australia’s steadily deteriorating human rights performance. It will be presented to the United Nation’s peak human rights body in the lead up to a major review of Australia that takes place every four years.

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