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SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world. »

SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world.

11:58 am | Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. An upside-down world. I can’t help but think we are living in some Alice in Wonderland moment, in which…

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Events

The legacy of war: ecojustice, Australia, & the Middle East. »

01:54 pm | Thursday 20 April 4-6pm. Whitley College 271 Royal Parade Parkville Joe Camilleri (chair), Deborah Storie, Keith Dyer, and Anne Elvey,…

Apr 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Zach’s Ceremony: fundraiser for Aboriginal Catholic Ministry’s BINNAP Partners. »

09:33 pm | Sunday 30 April 2pm. Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street Carlton  $20 payable on the day ($8 goes to BINNAP Partners). Please pick…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Race Mathews and the future of co-operatives »

09:08 pm |  “Labour, Liberty and Co-operatives – in discussion with Race Mathews”, 28 April, 6pm – 8pm, Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Professor Joe Camilleri: How is the world to engage with Trump’s America? »

03:35 pm | May lecture series St Michael’s Hall 120 Collins Street Melbourne Tuesday 9 and 16 May $20 each lecture, or…

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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The Yarra Institute

Child mortality is falling. Gates letter 2017. »

07:50 pm | Frances Penington. It’s easy to become overrun by bad news, by reckless and callous policy decisions, and by stories of conflict and horror. Successive cuts to Australian foreign aid mean that our aid now makes up only 0.22% of our gross national income (well below the UN foreign aid target of 0.7%), and the proposed United…

Apr 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The Federal Budget – we need a ‘fair go for all’. »

10:47 am | Jenny Begent. Now that we have happened upon more fortunate times, let us recognise that we are our brother’s keepers, and set to work, regardless of party distinctions and religious differences, to make this world of ours a little bit more like home for those whom we call our brethren. William Booth (1890). Over a…

Apr 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

An upside-down world. »

11:28 am | Peter Whiting. I can’t help but think we are living in some Alice in Wonderland moment, in which things are all upside-down. Around us, we are hearing regular commentary on the increasing inequality in Australia, and acknowledging that measures are required to improve the circumstances of those at the low end of the socio-economic scale.…

Apr 6 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Professor Joe Camilleri: How is the world to engage with Trump’s America? »

03:35 pm | May lecture series St Michael’s Hall 120 Collins Street Melbourne Tuesday 9 and 16 May $20 each lecture, or two for $35. Bookings here Tuesday 9 May 6pm America, Russia, & China – three gorillas in the room Tuesday 16 May 6pm Is there life after Trump? What a creative politics might look like . …

Mar 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world. »

11:58 am | Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. An upside-down world. I can’t help but think we are living in some Alice in Wonderland moment, in which things are all upside-down. Around us, we are hearing regular commentary on increasing inequality in Australia, and acknowledging that measures are required…

Apr 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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 on October 25, 2016. If you had been…

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 »

Should we be locking people up in prisons at all? »

Should we be locking people up in prisons at all?

06:59 pm | Rob Hulls RMIT University. Elena Campbell RMIT University. Footage aired last week of children being abused in a Northern Territory prison sent shockwaves around…

Aug 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders? »

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders?

12:51 pm | John Menadue.   From Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue’s blog.   For many years senior journalists have been telling us, or at least…

Jun 3 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 »
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The legacy of war: ecojustice, Australia, & the Middle East. »

01:54 pm | Thursday 20 April 4-6pm. Whitley College 271 Royal Parade Parkville Joe Camilleri (chair), Deborah Storie, Keith Dyer, and Anne Elvey, exploring ecological and justice perspectives on Australia’s involvement in our ‘longest…

Apr 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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