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SPC News September 2017. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently. »

SPC News September 2017. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently.

10:02 am | Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently Bruce Duncan The Australian Head of Advocacy for Caritas, Negaya…

Sep 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Book launch. Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers »

Book launch. Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers

12:08 pm | The Yarra Institute for Religion & Social Policy, in association with Social Policy Connections, presents the launch of   Dr Tony…

Sep 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Make Australia great again, or make the planet great again? Is it one or the other? »

04:34 pm | Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM. Tuesday 5 & 12 September 6 for 6:30pm St Michael’s Place Hall Ground Floor 120…

Aug 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

A people-centred approach for the economy. »

A people-centred approach for the economy.

03:35 pm |         SPC & the Economy of Communion present. Lawrence Chong CEO and Co-Founder of Consulus Wednesday…

Aug 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Signs of Hope in Afghanistan »

03:39 pm | Dr Deborah Storie Reflects on her experience in Afghanistan and signs of new hope Sunday 20 August, 12.30 for…

Jul 30 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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  1. Book launch. Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers
  2. SPC News September 2017. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently.
  3. Towards an Economy of Communion. Lawrence Chong, Consulus CEO.
  4. Australia’s engagement with Asia & the world has fallen on hard times.
  5. When will Saudi Arabia be brought to account for its malign influence & promotion of terrorism?
  6. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently.
  7. New budget standards show just how inadequate the Newstart Allowance has become.
  8. Make Australia great again, or make the planet great again? Is it one or the other?
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  2. Kevin Vaughan: The Seaford Housing Action Coalition, SHAC, of which I am a member has for the past 12 months hosted a...
  3. Audra Kunciunas: Hi John, The pressure on reducing wages as the solution only points out the need for businesses to...
  4. Audra Kunciunas: Hi Peter, This reminds me of a radio program I listened to yesterday on ABC RN: one refugee brother...
  5. Kevin Vaughan: I belong to a small group in Seaford named Seaford Housing Action Coalition, SHAC. Our group recently...

Church and Social Justice

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  • Charting a way forward in SPC.

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  • Curious Vatican article challenges right-wing US Catholics.

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  • We can make our society fair.

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  • A scorecard on Pope Francis.

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  • Bob Murray’s reprise on the 1950s’ Labor Split & Santamaria.

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  • Bonded through tragedy, united in hope; the Catholic Church & East Timor’s Struggle for independence. A memoir.

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  • Dr Race Mathews in conversation with Professor Paul Smyth: Of Labour & Liberty.

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  • Hilton Deakin’s memoir: faith, justice, & East Timor.

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  • Ideas for Social Reform: Distributism & Catholic social movements.

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  • Building a just society.

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  • The globalisation of indifference.

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The Yarra Institute

Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently. »

09:40 am | Bruce Duncan. Foreign aid is not just a matter of offering charity to people in need overseas. It is very important for our own security and development as a nation. Particularly is this so when climate change is rewriting the rules on how the whole weather system works. The historically unprecedented hurricane and flooding in…

Sep 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Towards an Economy of Communion. Lawrence Chong, Consulus CEO. »

11:54 am | Tony French. Leading Singapore-based CEO of Consulus consulting firm, Lawrence Chong spoke at the 23 August SPC forum in Melbourne on business practices promoted by the Economy of Communion, a network of over 800 companies worldwide linking companies with community needs. The event was jointly sponsored by the Focolare Movement in Melbourne. SPC member and Melbourne…

Sep 7 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Australia’s engagement with Asia & the world has fallen on hard times. »

10:58 am | Joseph A Camilleri  In the vain hope of minimising the catastrophic consequences of America’s 16-year-long military intervention, Donald Trump has just announced yet another surge in its military presence in Afghanistan. Australia, like other allies, will also be asked to do more, and will almost certainly agree to the request. This is part of the…

Sep 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

It’s becoming easier than ever to go to war. »

04:15 pm | John Menadue. We used to think the gravest decision any government could make was to take its country to war. Not any more. Going to war for us has now become almost commonplace. We commit to war after war – Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan – but we are unwilling to contemplate the disaster each of those…

Apr 29 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News September 2017. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently. »

10:02 am | Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently Bruce Duncan The Australian Head of Advocacy for Caritas, Negaya Chorley, lamented in May that Australia’s continual slashing of overseas aid undermines global efforts to reduce hunger and poverty and promote the…

Sep 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Book launch. Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers »

12:08 pm | The Yarra Institute for Religion & Social Policy, in association with Social Policy Connections, presents the launch of   Dr Tony Ward’s book Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers With Mr…

Sep 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Unpacking Minister’s ‘lodge or leave’ policy. »

Unpacking Minister’s ‘lodge or leave’ policy.

12:26 pm | Sarah Puls SGS. “Fake refugees” who have “refused to apply” for a visa? Sister Sarah Puls answers some common questions arising from…

Aug 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers. »

How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers.

05:33 pm | Robert Manne La Trobe University This is an edited extract of a talk delivered to the Integrity 20 Conference at Griffith University…

Oct 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam »

Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam

10:49 am | Bruce Duncan Given the widespread feeling in Poland against Muslim immigrants and recent Islamist terrorist attacks, Pope Francis undertook a tricky trip…

Aug 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Small-scale farmers vital in the struggle for social equity & environment sustainability. »

Small-scale farmers vital in the struggle for social equity & environment sustainability.

12:14 pm | Rowan Ireland. Rowan Ireland reflects on the seminar Towards a clean & sustainable world: three perspectives on agriculture in developing countries, Victoria…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hugh Lacey on Ecology & Social Justice. »

10:43 am | Hugh Lacey: Laudato Si’, GM crops, & agroecology in Brazil. Sunday 5 March 1:30pm St Ambrose Hall, 3 Dawson Street, Brunswick Special attention…

Feb 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

We can still keep global warming below 2℃, but the hard work is about to start. »

We can still keep global warming below 2℃, but the hard work is about to start.

11:08 am | Pep Canadell CSIRO. Corinne Le Quéré University of East Anglia. Glen Peters Center for International Climate & Environment Research Oslo. Last year,…

Feb 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report. » What has happened to the Sustainable Development Goals? » How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World? » Ecological conversion & discovering the land. »

Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently. »

09:40 am | Bruce Duncan. Foreign aid is not just a matter of offering charity to people in need overseas. It is very important for our own security and development as a nation.…

Sep 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »