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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:

> Dangerous Deliveries - Limited Regulation of Alcohol Businesses Engaged in Home Deliveries <

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.

> Protecting and Rewarding Whistleblowers <

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 Murdered and Harassed in the Philippines <

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.

 

Postcard Actions:

Modern Slavery Free? <

To order your Modern Slavery Free? postcards e-mail JIM@victas.uca.org.au with the quantity you want and where we can send them to.

 

Time to Prevent Bribery <

To order your Time to Prevent Bribery postcards e-mail JIM@victas.uca.org.au with the quantity you want and where we can send them to.

 

Previous newsletter:

JustACT June 2019 Newsletter

 

Past letter writing actions:  

Unhappy Hour – Profiting from Alcohol Harm

Fair Treatment for People coming to Work in Australia from Overseas 

Protecting Children Online

Keeping the lights on for people seeking asylum 

Tanya Day - Remember her name

Staff Screening - Ensuring the Well-being of people with disabilities

Punishing an act of Conscience – The Prosecution of Witness K

Restraining Greed – Reforming the pokie venue Code of Conduct

Journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for exposing Rohingya Massacre

Christian Human Rights Defender faces trumped-up murder charges in the Philippines

Protecting Children online

Ensuring Well-being of People with Disabilities

Jobs for People from the Pacific on Australian Farms

Postcard: Kids Off Nauru

Corporate Tax Cuts

First Peoples deserve decent jobs: Reform the Community Development Program

Protection before Privatisation - Safeguards needed for group homes for people with disabilities

Petition on Electoral Funding and Disclosure reform

Creating Safety for the Rohingya in Myanmar

 

Past Post Cards

Our postcard campaigns are often ongoing, and you can request more copies by contacting us.

People Seeking Asylum: Keep the Lights On
Police Corruption and Misconduct
Less Liquor Shops, Better Communities
Anti-Slavery legislation

 

Past Newsletters:
April 2019 JustACT
February 2019 JustACT
November 2018 JustAct.
September 2018 JustAct
JustAct July 2018
JustAct April 2018
JustAct February 2018
JustAct November 2017
JustAct September 2017
JustAct July 2017

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