Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Close the Gap initiative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The national and state councils of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress stand as one with AFL player and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, who has been subjected to unacceptable racist booing at AFL games.

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed overall disappointment at the 2015-16 Federal Budget, singling out measures that will add to the suffering of the most vulnerable in Australia and abroad.

The Uniting Church in Australia joined with ANTaR, Oxfam Australia, Fred Hollows Foundation, ACOSS, Reconciliation Australia and the ACTU calling for a renewed sense of urgency to move towards a referendum to recognise the First Australians in our Constitution.

The Uniting Church in Australia has called for immediate action from state, territory and federal governments, after revelations that at least 30 Aboriginal Australians are being held in indefinite detention without trial or conviction.

On Tuesday 18 March 2014, hundreds of Uniting Church in Australia members from across the country will gather on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra.

On the sixth anniversary of the historic national apology to the First Peoples, Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney has prepared this reflection on what the apology means for achieving justice for all Australians.

The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) in partnership with the Uniting Church in Australia, today welcomed the announcement of an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Recognition Act as an overdue and vitally important first step forward on the path to a referendum and Constitutional reform.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. The Thirteenth Assembly has, as you know, been meeting over this past week in Adelaide.

Over the last few months, thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have raised their voices in opposition to the discriminatory aspects of the 'Stronger Futures' legislation.

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