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 [...]

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 [...]

23 10, 2020

Uniting Church in Queensland inducts new Moderator

2020-10-23T12:43:39+10:00 23 October 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Rev Andrew Gunton has been inducted as the new Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. The service was held at the Queensland Synod office in Auchenflower on Thursday 22 October 2020 and attended by a small number of family and friends in line with COVID-19 restrictions as well as livestreamed so that [...]

30 07, 2020

Joint statement by religious leaders regarding Kangaroo Point asylum seekers

2020-07-30T13:28:46+10:00 30 July 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

We continue to be deeply disturbed at the way in which asylum seekers are being treated by the Australian Government. The situation in the Kangaroo Point Alternative Place of Detention, (APOD), in the inner city is yet another example of the complete disregard for the God-given human dignity of these individuals. We are advised [...]

16 06, 2020

Queensland Churches Together New General Secretary

2020-06-16T14:00:07+10:00 16 June 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

On behalf of the Executive of Queensland Churches Together, I am pleased to inform you that Rev David Baker has been appointed to the position of General Secretary of Queensland Churches Together. David is currently the Moderator of the Uniting Church Australia, Queensland Synod, and will complete this position at the end of 2020. He [...]

27 05, 2020

Letter – Voluntary Assisted Dying

2020-06-08T16:04:16+10:00 27 May 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

COVID-19 has reminded us that as a global community and as a society we are all interconnected, interdependent and interrelated. It has also reminded us of the importance of our vision and values for our society. As a nation, we have made the decision to prioritise the health and well-being of people and the protection [...]

29 03, 2020

Statement – Save businesses and jobs

2020-06-08T16:05:18+10:00 29 March 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

State church leader calls on the Federal Cabinet to introduce a wage subsidy guarantee immediately The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod oversees congregations across the state, schools and Queensland’s largest community service agency, UnitingCare Queensland. We are calling on the Federal Government to ensure wage continuity through an 80 per cent wage subsidy guarantee [...]