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05:18 pm | Download a .pdf of this newsletter Re-visioning the Good Society Peter Whiting SPC Chair In his review of the work of Social Policy Connections during 2014, Peter Whiting, SPC chair, wrote that we…Dec 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
04:42 pm | Social Justice & the Churches: Challenges & Responsibilities Edited by John D’Arcy May Chapters written by representatives of seven…Dec 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
10:47 am | 9th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. 27 November 2014. Report by Peter Whiting SPC Chair. Revisioning the Good Society. Welcome to…Dec 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
11:49 am | Erika Feller University of Melbourne Victorian Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, former UNHCR Associate High Commissioner for the Protection of Refugees.…Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Social Justice & the Churches
Pope Francis ran moral template over G20.
A policy strategy for church and community activists from 2015
Re-visioning the Good Society.
The renewed relevance of Paul VI.
Critical issues in the Victorian election.
Beware crusade rhetoric in Iraq conflict
Gambling harms aren’t worth taking a chance
The Gaza conflict and noncombatant immunity assessed from the Catholic tradition
Sustaining our selves and our values in a frantic world
Why Pope Francis is highlighting inequality
Scepticism & belief in science & faith
Pope Francis: economic system is failing billions of people
Pope Francis & John XXIII
11:47 am | Paul Smyth A big thanks to Social Policy Connections for this invitation to speak at your AGM. For several years now, SPC has developed into a vital forum for church and community-based activists seeking to generate a society-centred economic and social policy agenda in the best traditions of Christian social values. I was asked to…Dec 1 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
10:59 am | Originally published in the Conversation. By Michael Toole. The federal government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook announcement this week to cut the foreign aid budget by a further A$3.7 billion over three years is unprecedented. The current government has slashed the aid budget by a total of A$11.3 billion over the coming four-year period. The…Dec 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
11:56 am | Rik Sutherland Overseas aid plays a significant role in international relations, both by way of international mechanisms (including the United Nations) and by direct country-to-country assistance. While capacity to provide aid varies, there is widespread agreement that developed countries should work towards contributing 0.7% of their Gross National Product (GNP) to aid programs, with the…Dec 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
11:02 am | By Bill Frilay. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) – the NGO leader on this issue – estimates that around 4,000-5,000 people were maimed or killed by landmines last year alone, and that millions more suffer from the agricultural, economic, and psychological impacts of the weapons. They estimate that there are still tens of…Sep 12 2012 / No Comment / Read More »
05:18 pm | Download a .pdf of this newsletter Re-visioning the Good Society Peter Whiting SPC Chair In his review of the work of Social Policy Connections during 2014, Peter Whiting, SPC chair, wrote that we continue to pursue our vision of improved social policies in Australia and beyond. Professor Paul Smyth, in his address to the SPC…Dec 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »