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SPC News May 2016. Trick or treat: budget neglects struggle street. »

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01:52 pm | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Trick or treat: budget neglects struggle street. Bruce Duncan With an election looming, Mr Morrison’s budget has tried…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

National Reconciliation Week »

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05:31 pm | Recognition, treaty, sovereignty and self-determination – facts and ambitions Wednesday 1 June, 6.00 – 7.30pm, Swanston Hall, Melbourne Town…

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

How to engage the public effectively in planning decisions »

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08:26 pm | Bill Chandler, Melbourne city planner,  Wednesday 1 June, 12.30 with community activists Peter Holland and Helen Halliday, introduction by…

May 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Transnational Ethics and the Refugee Crisis »

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03:22 pm | by Professor Robert Audi Wednesday 18 May 2016, 6pm for 6.30pm, in the Mercy Lecture Theatre, ACU Melbourne Campus,…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Creation Spirituality Symposium with Prof. Denis Edwards »

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03:05 pm | A 3-day event – Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 May, drawing from Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’. Other speakers: Thursday…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Church and Social Justice

  • Victoria’s response to family violence. A view from the Salvation Army.

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  • Common ills & the common good.

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  • Sanctuary.

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  • Our mission: your social justice concerns.

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  • Pope Francis supports social revolution among the Zapatistas in Mexico.

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  • Nowhere to lay their heads: homeless in Melbourne.

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  • Francis takes his message personally to Africa.

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  • Pope Benedict on the environment.

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  • Towards an ecological conversion.

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  • Mr Abbott unveiled.

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  • Pope Francis: prioritising social justice.

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  • Review of Gerard Henderson’s ‘Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man’.

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  • Pope Francis in the USA: reshaping the global agenda.

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  • Pope works to reconcile Catholic teaching, population pressures, & sustainable development.

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The Yarra Institute

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change. »

06:03 pm | Reviewed by Kevin Peoples. This politically-charged book reads like a great dramatic novel. The drama is fixed in a clash of values. On one side are the powerful free-market fundamentalists. They are the rich and powerful of the world, committed to wealth, consumerism, and materialism, the articulate voices for profit-driven growth. Their actions rape the…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Trick or treat? Budget claims to be fair, but neglects struggle street. »

12:10 pm | Bruce Duncan. The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, and his team working on the 2016-2017 Commonwealth budget have tried to reconcile competing interests and expectations within tight economic constraints. With an election about to be called, it is unavoidably a political budget. Morrison is keen to avoid the perception of unfairness which so damaged the first Hockey…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Trick or treat? Budget claims to be fair, but neglects struggle street. »

12:10 pm | Bruce Duncan. The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, and his team working on the 2016-2017 Commonwealth budget have tried to reconcile competing interests and expectations within tight economic constraints. With an election about to be called, it is unavoidably a political budget. Morrison is keen to avoid the perception of unfairness which so damaged the first Hockey…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The Casualties of War – ANZAC Eve Peace Event »

07:59 pm | Medical Association for the Prevention of War Fri, 22 April 7:00 – 9:30 pm   Brunswick Secondary College, Fallon Street, BRUNSWICK.     Speakers include        Dr Peter Wigg, convenor of MAPW Vic Branch,        Prof. Michael Hamel-Green academic, peace activist and a founder of the Draft Resisters Union,        Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland.…

Apr 19 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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SPC News May 2016. Trick or treat: budget neglects struggle street. »

01:52 pm | Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Trick or treat: budget neglects struggle street. Bruce Duncan With an election looming, Mr Morrison’s budget has tried to avoid antagonising voters, but has disappointed commentators with its failure to chart a path back to growth. It ended some excessive…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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Asylum seekers

Manus and Nauru – time for the government to be creative. »

10:37 am | Peter Hughes. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court decision and the announcement by the PNG Prime Minister that Manus will be closed only bring forward the inevitable – the…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Manus: “The Worst Angels of our Nature”. »

Manus: “The Worst Angels of our Nature”.

10:18 am | Arja Keski-Nummi. The PNG Supreme Court decision has again thrown into stark relief the bankrupt nature of Australia’s asylum policy, and the…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Sanctuary. »

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06:28 pm | Jason Davies-Kildae. The news that almost 200 of the asylum seekers who inspired the #LetThemStay movement had been granted community detention was…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Regional cooperation on refugees, Bali, & a Track II Dialogue. »

Regional cooperation on refugees, Bali, & a Track II Dialogue.

10:17 am | John Menadue. Posted 18 February 2016 I attended a Track II Dialogue in Bangkok recently to try to help develop a framework…

Mar 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change. »

Naomi Klein. This changes everything: capitalism vs climate change.

06:03 pm | Reviewed by Kevin Peoples. This politically-charged book reads like a great dramatic novel. The drama is fixed in a clash of values.…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris.  »

Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5℃ unfolded in Paris. 

11:34 am | Bill Hare Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research The inclusion of a 1.5℃ temperature limit in the new Paris climate agreement was…

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Breakthrough in Paris climate talks. »

Breakthrough in Paris climate talks.

10:38 am | Peter Whiting.  What a Christmas present! The UN Climate Change conference in Paris concluded with a 31-page global agreement on dealing with…

Dec 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
The Paris climate agreement at a glance. » Pope Benedict on the environment. » Towards an ecological conversion. » In search of a sustainable future: the Paris climate conference & the impact of Pope Francis. »

Australia’s overseas aid shrinking. »

10:57 am | Bruce Duncan. Despite lobbying from many groups, the May federal budget for 2016-2017 is hacking another $224 million from Australia’s overseas aid, reducing our aid to $3.8 billion, and as a…

May 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Indigenous Issues