Yearly Archives: 2021

21 09, 2021

Synod Office appoints new Executive Director

2021-09-21T16:52:59+10:00 21 September 2021|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that we announce the commencement of our new Executive Director. Mr Stuart Dempster who will commence on 1 November 2021, in the role of Executive Director, Business Enterprises & Innovation (BE&I). This new role will deliver strategic expansion of existing business enterprises and develop and implement new, sustainable models of [...]

17 09, 2021

Passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill in Queensland Parliament – 17 September 2021

2021-09-17T15:14:57+10:00 17 September 2021|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia Queensland Synod, UnitingCare and Wesley Mission Queensland, have been strongly involved for the last few years in consultation and advocacy regarding the introduction of a voluntary assisted dying scheme in Queensland. This has included a Synod wide consultation process, three Government submissions, two appearances at Parliamentary Hearings and numerous meetings [...]

23 06, 2021

Open letter to the Australian Government to show compassion for Biloela family seeking asylum

2021-07-31T17:52:11+10:00 23 June 2021|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Open letter – Uniting Church of Australia Queensland Moderator calls on the Australian Government to show compassion to the Biloela family seeking asylum. We call on the Australian Government to show compassion to the Murugappan family and allow them all to permanently return to their home in Biloela. Biloela is one of our [...]

26 05, 2021

Voluntary Assisted Dying statement – May 2021

2021-05-26T09:55:09+10:00 26 May 2021|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Queensland Law Reform Commission has released its review into Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation with the Premier announcing that the legislation will be put forward to parliament next week. Firstly, on behalf of the Uniting Church in Queensland, I thank the Queensland Law Reform Commission for their thorough and considered work on this incredibly important [...]

30 04, 2021

Change to casual employment

2021-04-30T15:56:20+10:00 30 April 2021|Categories: Careers news|0 Comments

Change to Casual Employment   On Friday 26 March 2021, the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA) was amended to change workplace rights and obligations for casual employees. The changes were made by the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Amendment Act).   These changes came into effect on Saturday 27 [...]

27 04, 2021

A new approach required to alter the youth justice trajectory

2021-04-27T10:09:28+10:00 27 April 2021|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

In response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021  passed by the Queensland Government, the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod (Uniting Church in Queensland) calls for effective, compassionate and evidence-based solutions. “Most repeat young offenders are growing up in entrenched, intergenerational disadvantage. We need to address the complex and long-term causes [...]

14 01, 2021

Living Faith find UCare expands their online reach

2021-10-12T23:30:46+10:00 14 January 2021|Categories: BDU|0 Comments

Earlier this year, the Queensland Synod identified UCare as an all-in-one church management solution that would add value to congregations across the state as a single source of truth for contact information, event bookings and task management. One such congregation who adopted the system is Living Faith in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs where Rev [...]