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10:50 am | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Anzac as a protest against war Bruce Duncan argues that our Anzac ‘diggers’ would be enthusiastic in their approval of our commemoration as a stirring protest against…Apr 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
08:45 pm | Lucy Adams Principal Lawer, Justice Connect Wednesday 27 May 12 noon-1pm Justice Connect offers pro bono legal services…May 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
01:13 pm | Launched by Craig Lapsley, Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner, this research aims to support and learn from the local clergy…Mar 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
11:49 am | What they mean for Australia Tuesday 19 May Refreshments 6.00 A moderated conversation 6.30-9.00pm with Robert Stary, a Criminal…Jan 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Sr Angela Reed unravels some of the issues in sex trafficking.
Who helps the helpers?
Realities and surprises: a (very) personal reaction to Brenda Niall’s Mannix.
Jesus and the Dreaming: Australian Spirituality through Aboriginal-Christian Dialogue.
Commemorating the centenary of Gallipoli.
Andrew Chan & Myuran Sukumaran & the death penalty.
Shock cuts to Department of Social Services will hit homeless & housing services
Pope Francis highlights social justice, inequality, & climate change
Pope Francis & British PM David Cameron: the right to freedom of speech
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.
12:35 pm | Tony French. At a recent function, a friend strode in, and, surprising us, claimed loudly that she had the answer to the current housing problem. Abolish negative gearing, she said – it’s that simple. Hardly simple, I thought. And then, what part of the housing problem was she referring to – affordability, or availability? Were…May 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
10:05 am | Speaking at a public forum of Social Policy Connections at Box Hill on 22 April, Mercy Sister Angela Reed talked of her experience meeting with trafficked women, and offered a framework by which to sort out the complex array of factors that predispose women to being trafficked. Especially significant are her findings that many of…Apr 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
11:39 am | Kate Mecham Policy Officer The Salvation Army Victorian Social Program & Policy Unit. Here we are again – another budget. We remember the last one clearly, and wonder what’s in store for us next. The budget this year will be relatively unremarkable – “dull” and “much less exhilarating” to use the Prime Minister’s words. It…Apr 29 2015 / 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 »
10:50 am | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Anzac as a protest against war Bruce Duncan argues that our Anzac ‘diggers’ would be enthusiastic in their approval of our commemoration as a stirring protest against war and injustice, and as a commitment to support those fleeing violence, poverty, and persecution. Tony Abbot’s second budget…Apr 30 2015 / No Comment / Read More »