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SPC News March 2015. »

SPC News March 2015.

04:23 pm | Stop trying to shoot the messenger about the plight of children in detention Appalled at the Prime Minister’s response to Gillian Triggs’ report, former County Court judge, John Hassett writes that this amounts…

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Events

States, markets, & civil society »

States, markets, & civil society

11:37 am | John Cain Foundation Inaugural Conference Saturday 21 March 10am to 5pm Maurice Glasman British Labour MP With Nick Dyrenfurth,…

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Jill Jolliffe & the horrors of war: her experience »

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11:51 am | 10 March 6:30pm The Medical Association Prevention of War dinner The Last Jar Gastro Pub upstairs dining room, corner…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The Gendered Nature of Poverty in Australia: Challenges & Solutions »

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08:45 pm | Jacqui Phillips ACOSS Director of Policy 25 March 12 noon-1pm St Francis Pastoral Centre Corner Lonsdale and Elizabeth Streets…

Feb 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Peace in Australia: the untold story – invasion to the aftermath of War »

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11:49 am | Federation to the Aftermath of  WWI Monday 16 March 7:30-9:30pm Dr Val Noone Dr Joy Damousi Prof Bruce Scales…

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  1. SPC News March 2015.
  2. Tribute to Faith Bandler AC
  3. The moral dimension behind The Forgotten Children
  4. Malcolm Fraser on the HRC Enquiry into children in detention
  5. The Triggs Report & the Government’s response
  6. A future prime minister will one day apologise for Australia’s cruelty to asylum seekers
  7. States, markets, & civil society
  8. Shock cuts to Department of Social Services will hit homeless & housing services
  1. Brian F Kennedy: Dear Paul and Bruce Thank you for this wholistic reflection of the economic and social histories of...
  2. Bill Frilay: This seems to point to all the problems and provide all sorts of reasons for doing nothing and allow IS...
  3. Kay McPadden: Thank you. This article gives a clarifying historical and theological reflection. It is much needed at...
  4. Leanne: We have increasing concerns in Queensland as well. The Qld Government has been implementing a ‘red tape...
  5. Audra Kunciunas: Has anyone reminded all those high profile, supposedly Christian, politicians about the centrality...

Church and Social Justice

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The Yarra Institute

States, markets, & civil society »

11:37 am | John Cain Foundation Inaugural Conference Saturday 21 March 10am to 5pm Maurice Glasman British Labour MP With Nick Dyrenfurth, historian and author John Langmore, former Director UN Division of Social Policy, and Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University Professor Janet McCalman, Centre for Health & Society, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, Melbourne University George…

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How cuts to foreign aid will reduce health care in the region »

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…

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Malcolm Fraser on the HRC Enquiry into children in detention »

01:27 pm | “Enough is enough” The government had the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report on children in detention on 11 November last year. They have tabled it on the last possible day. It is now clear that the attacks made on the Commission, especially by senior ministers, has been designed to make it easier for the government…

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Landmines: the state of play. »

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…

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SPC News March 2015. »

04:23 pm | Stop trying to shoot the messenger about the plight of children in detention Appalled at the Prime Minister’s response to Gillian Triggs’ report, former County Court judge, John Hassett writes that this amounts to an attack on the rule of law, and diverts attention from the urgent issue of large numbers of children still being…

Mar 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

The moral dimension behind The Forgotten Children »

01:51 pm | Brian Johnstone Professor Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, has found that, by reason of its policy of the continued retention of children of asylum seekers, Australia…

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Malcolm Fraser on the HRC Enquiry into children in detention »

Malcolm Fraser on the HRC Enquiry into children in detention

01:27 pm | “Enough is enough” The government had the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report on children in detention on 11 November last year. They…

Mar 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The Triggs Report & the Government’s response »

The Triggs Report & the Government’s response

12:41 pm | John Hassett Facts are as popular as bull ants at a picnic in many contemporary discussions about contentious issues. They are handicaps…

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A future prime minister will one day apologise for Australia’s cruelty to asylum seekers »

A future prime minister will one day apologise for Australia’s cruelty to asylum seekers

12:14 pm | President of the Refugee Council of Australia and CEO of Edmund Rice Centre in Sydney, Phil Glendenning sternly criticised government handling of…

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Stewardship of our planet

Scepticism & belief in science & faith »

Scepticism & belief in science & faith

02:16 pm | Chris Mulherin The battle between sceptics and believers is hotting up. One side says it’s all hogwash – a story foisted upon…

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The FAQs about climate change »

The FAQs about climate change

03:20 pm | The emperor is in denial Chris Mulherin I grew up fascinated with Hans Christian Andersen’s story about an emperor in denial who…

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10 checkpoints for urban planning in an Age of Disruption »

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04:06 pm | ‘The Great Disruption’ is Paul Gilding’s perceptive description of the current phase of global society’s perverse development, a phase that has already…

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Report on Nuclear Disarmament conference »

12:04 pm | Filling the Gap: Report on recent Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Robert Tickner, CEO Aust. Red Cross Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Director, International Law and Movement Relations,…

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