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Read our latest JustAct, the justice and campaigning newsletter from the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.
Click this link for the electronic version: JustACT August 2019 Newsletter
Letter Writing Actions:
There is a strong association between the provision of alcohol people take into their homes and the level of family violence in an area. While the consumption of alcohol does not cause family violence, alcohol acts as a fuel for family violence. Recent research identified patients that presented to emergency departments at three hospitals in Melbourne as a result of harm suffered due to alcohol consumption. Seven in ten had purchased their alcohol from take away alcohol businesses.
Recent action by the Australian Federal Police against journalists to gather evidence against the whistleblowers who provided them with information has called into question the adequacy of our whistleblower laws. Whistleblowers are often a vital source of information to law enforcement agencies. They reveal harmful and criminal activities that might be taking place inside businesses, unions, community organisations and governments. If not for whistleblowers, many of these dangerous and criminal activities would go undetected.
Christians involved in seeking social justice in the Philippines continue to be targeted for murder and harassment in the Philippines, often at the hands of police or the military. Neptali Morada was gunned down at around 7:30 am on Monday, 17 June, in Barangay San Isidro, Naga City, Camarines Sur. He was riding his motorcycle from Naga City to the provincial capital in Pili, Camarines Sur, when he was shot by unidentified men aboard a white pick-up truck. Neptali was the brother of a United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) pastor and a former chairperson of the League of Christian Youth in the Philippines (1996-1998). The UCCP is a partner church of the Uniting Church in Australia.
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