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Launch of global corruption report – rich nations benefitting from corruption are making the poor even poorer

Posted: March 11th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Justice and International Mission | Comments Off

The first independent report on global corruption since the election of the Rudd Government says Australia’s foreign policy needs to cut off loop-holes in corruption battle.

The Uniting Church will present the first major independent report on global corruption to the new government of Australia at Parliament House on Monday, 17th March.

The report, From Corruption to Good Governance, challenges the role of wealthy nations and big business in fostering and benefiting from corruption. Read the rest of this entry »


National Council of Churches in Australia Passes Resolutions on the Holy Land

Posted: March 11th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: National Assembly | Comments Off

At a national meeting last week, the National Council of Churches in Australia passed a series of resolutions on the situation in the Holy Land. It is the first time the Council has taken such a stand. It follows a visit to the region last year by a delegation of Church leaders, as well as international ecumenical developments, such as the new Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum. By passing these resolutions the Council wants to take a Christian perspective on a land and its peoples who have endured longstanding and intense suffering – on both sides. Read the rest of this entry »