Author Archives: Bruce Mullan

Uniting Church joins the call for protection of racial vilification laws

George Brandis Marcia Langton Tony Jones

The Queensland Synod is one of 165 signatories on a letter urging the Attorney General George Brandis not to repeal the racial vilification provisions in the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The particular concern is around the proposed abolition of Section 18c which makes it unlawful for a person to do or say something (other than in private) that is reasonably ...

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UnitingCare is closing the gap

Map of Australia featuring Aborignal flag

While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are living 10-17 years less than other Australians UnitingCare Queensland CEO Anne Cross talked about the commitment of the organisation to engage constructively in actions that help “Close the Gap”. On National Close the Gap Day which focuses on the gap in life expectancy education, incarceration rates, family well-being and health between Aboriginal ...

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Talking about Climate Change

Children's climate change art

In a new report examining Australians’ responses to climate change the CSIRO found that that people are inaccurate when predicting the views of other Australians. When asked about the nature of climate change, fewer than 8% of respondents were of the opinion it was not happening at all, yet these respondents estimated that almost 50% of the Australian public would ...

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