The ASCM calls on the Australian government to make civil marriage a reality available to all Australians, without regard to gender, and opposes the proposed postal plebiscite on marriage equality as a flawed and inadequate process.

Andika Mongilala is the ASCM national treasurer. He became involved in student activism in the Indonesian Student Christian Movement (GMKI) before moving to Australia.

Faith-based groups across Australia are uniting to call on the Australian Government to participate and support the UN negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons this year.

East Timor was a wonderful country to visit. The people were all very welcoming and friendly and it was so important to see such a close neighbour of Australia’s as it develops.