Current Letter Writing Actions

Permanent Places for Refugees

Write to the Federal Government to remind them of their commitment to grant permanency to refugees on temporary visas. Transferring refugees from temporary to permanent visas will enable the option for family reunion, alleviating the mental distress they enduring and it also would help maximise the contribution they will be able to make to Australia.

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Down to 10 Days Campaign

Of 2,000 people on the NDIS in hospital, over half are medically ready for discharge but lack an appropriate support system and accommodation. Around 30% of those in a hospital are waiting for their application for support to be processed. Another 20% are trying to find housing. Help us advocate for a system that works by ensuring reasonable timeframes to house those needlessly languishing in hospitals.

 

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Human Rights Abuses in Myanmar

Since the 2021 coup by the military dictatorship, human rights abuses have increased against the people of Myanmar. Help us ask the Australian government to clarify its position in recognising the government in exile, the National Unity Government, and to take steps to expand sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing tyranny in Myanmar.

 

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Human Rights Abuses in West Papua

Indonesian security forces continue to use extreme violence in the form of murder, torture and forced disappearances as key tools in the suppression and control of West Papuans. Ongoing reliance on these tools means the Indonesian Government has increased its military presence in the region. Help us to find justice for the oppressed, and have the Australian Government speak in support of human rights in West Papua.

 

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Current Postcard Actions

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e-mail JIM@victas.uca.org.au with a request for this postcard, your address and the number of postcards you would like.

Commbank and Fossil Fuels

Help convince the Commonwealth Bank to stop providing loans for fossil fuel projects and instead invest in the rapid and fair transition to renewable energy.

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e-mail JIM@victas.uca.org.au with a request for this postcard, your address and the number of postcards you would like.

Insecure Work Reforms

Every workplace should be just and secure, but this is not the case for the on-demand gig economy. Help prevent exploitation and protect venerable workers.

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e-mail JIM@victas.uca.org.au with a request for this postcard, your address and the number of postcards you would like.

Compassion for Refugees

1.4 million refugees still need to be resettled, and of this number Australia has committed to taking in 27,000 per year with an additional 5,000 sponsored by community groups. Let’s ensure this commitment is reached.

This Month's Resource Highlights

  • Survey on JIM Cluster Issues for 2023

    The JIM Clusters asks our supporters annually to give us feedback on the issues that matter the most. Please fill out this survey to help inform us what issues you would like resourcing on.

  • JIM Calendar 2023

    The 2023 JIM Calendar is now available.

The Uniting Church in Australia is committed to acting justly and compassionately in the world. We believe that our participation in God’s mission calls us toward the transformation that God desires for us all, marked by reconciliation, love, justice, peace, abundance and flourishing for all people and the whole earth. In Our Vision for a Just Australia, the Uniting Church in Australia has articulated its vision for a just, compassionate and inclusive nation in this updated 2021 statement and resource.

Previous Resource Highlights

  • Australia reMADE Report on Public Good

    Connection. Care. Contribution. Three things that are the core of Australia reMADE finding in its report on what we want out of the Public Good in Australia.

  • Building the Uniting Church Refugee and People Seeking Asylum Network

    The JIM Cluster is building a network of people working with refugees and people seeking asylum across Victoria and Tasmania in the Uniting Church.

  • Uniting Church Methodology in the Public Sphere

    This document details how the JIM Cluster operates in the public sphere through its relationships with the media and social justice advocacy. Click to learn more about how the JIM cluster operates in pursuit of its work.

  • JIM Report to Synod

    The Justice and International Mission (JIM) Cluster prepares a report on its activity for each meeting of the Uniting Church in Vic/Tas Synod. This document is that report made available to our supporters.

  • Federal Election Resources 2022

    Based on the Uniting Church Assembly Resource ‘Our Vision for a Just Australia’, a resource for the upcoming federal election has been created to assist as you consider your vote. It also links to further information, and discussion points to being a conversation with your local candidate.

  • Democracy, Justice, and Allegiance: Some Theological Thoughts

    Rev Dr Sean Winter, Pilgrim College, shares his thoughts on the church’s relationship with Democracy, and considers Christian engagement with the political sphere. Prepared in response to the 2021 JIM Convention.

  • GreenPower for Congregations

    A resource for Congregations and individuals looking for more information about GreenPower, while offering a pathway to compare how energy retailers generate renewable energy.

  • Assessing Disinformation

    The Christian faith is fundamentally concerned with questions of truth. In this new age of disinformation and ‘subjective’ truths, this resource offers to help sort through the noise and identify disinformation more easily.

  • Mentoring Refugees – Can you Assist?

    Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA) are looking for volunteers to take part in their Group Mentorship Program for refugees in Melbourne. This resource will tell you how.

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