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At last, Australia has a Modern Slavery Act

Australia’s very first Modern Slavery Bill was passed in Australian Parliament and the Senate just last week, Thursday 29 November. It will hold Australian organisations accountable for acts of slavery hidden in their supply chains.


Editorial comment

New Times recently published an article titled "Queensland Moderator addresses media claims of congregations’ intention to split from the Uniting Church" on Wednesday 28 November. The article referenced a Gold Coast Bulletin article which published a number of misrepresentations and inaccuracies. Whilst the article acknowledged the inaccuracies, it was decided to remove the New Times article to eliminate any further misrepresentation.


The two big decisions and what it means for us

The November Presbytery and Synod Meeting, held between 15 and 17 November at Adelaide West Uniting Church, was described by many as the most emotional three-day meeting this Presbytery & Synod has ever experienced. Read about two of the significant outcomes following the meeting.


From recipient to volunteer: Donna’s Christmas story

Donna was a mother in financial trouble. It was Christmas and she didn’t know how she was going to afford to bring any joy to her family. In desperation, she turned to UCare Gawler. This is her story.