August, 2013

The Election is just around the corner: August E-news

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

In this issue: THE ELECTION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER| LOOKING BEYOND TEA IN DARJEELING | ONE DAY IN TONGA | HOST AN EVERYTHING IN COMMON GIFT STALL | THEY RAN FOR A CAUSE THE ELECTION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER The Federal Election is just over a week away and there are some hot issues being debated along the campaign trail. But the important question of Australia’s generosity to our overseas... Read More »

“That’s way too much!” Australian Aid: the great big BLACK HOLE.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Here’s an interesting fact: In 2011, a Lowy Institute survey of one thousand Australians found that most people believed the Australian Government was spending about 16% of its total budget on foreign aid. “Way too much!” the people screamed.  “What about those in need here in Australia?  The homeless?  Our elderly?” Fair enough.  16% IS […]  

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New Chair of Church Connections National Committee

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Dr Andrew Glenn has recently been appointed as the new Chair of UnitingWorld’s Church Connections National Committee. Dr Glenn, who has been involved in leadership in the councils of the Uniting Church since Union, replaces the Reverend Stu Cameron from Newlife Uniting Church on the Gold Coast as Chair of the National Committee. Dr Glenn has been a member of the National Committee for the past year... Read More »