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SPC News August 2014. Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity? »

SPC News August 2014. Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity?

03:26 pm | Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity? Bruce Duncan Australians have been shocked by revelations about the appalling conditions of refugees and asylum seekers in detention camps, especially about the treatment of women…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Prof Joe Camilleri: “Rethinking our Future” »

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12:37 pm | A series of public lectures St Michael’s Church, 120 Collins St., Melbourne The USA, Russia and China: The prospect…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

ANZAC Coalition »

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08:47 pm | The next meeting of the ANZAC Coalition 2 September, 6.00 for 6.30pm Kildara Centre, 39 Stanhope St., Malvern The…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Anna Burke on refugees »

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11:49 am | Refugees: we can do better What to do to heal this ‘running sore‘ Tuesday 19 August 7.30 – 9pm…

Aug 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC Forum: Electoral reform & social justice. »

SPC Forum: Electoral reform & social justice.

11:22 am | Professor Brian Costar “Electoral Reform and Social Justice” An address at an SPC forum on 14 November. A YouTube…

Nov 2 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

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Church and Social Justice

The Yarra Institute

Foreign aid a budget casualty »

01:12 pm | Bill Frilay Read this article in full. The Coalition Government has made, or is making, major changes to our foreign aid policy. The changes occurring or proposed include: □  Reduction in the Aid budget □  Incorporation of the aid function with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) □  Seeking to increase efficiencies –…

Mar 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

More grief for the unemployed »

01:50 pm | If you thought the recent budget was hard on the unemployed, the government has come up with more draconian requirements for people looking for work, beginning in July next year. Young job seekers will be required to apply for 40 jobs a month and perform 25 hours of community service. People under 30 will be…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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Address causes of crime, not just consequences »

02:03 pm | Jason Davies-Kildea Over the past decade, rates of imprisonment in Victoria have risen by 21.5 per cent, with almost half of this occurring in the past two years. As a result of these increases, the last two State budgets have set aside more than $800 million to increase the capacity of our prisons. Given that…

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SPC News August 2014. Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity? »

03:26 pm | Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity? Bruce Duncan Australians have been shocked by revelations about the appalling conditions of refugees and asylum seekers in detention camps, especially about the treatment of women and children. Recent testimonies provide evidence of cover-ups of abusive and degrading treatment of asylum seekers. We treat convicted murderers better than…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

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Anna Burke on refugees »

11:49 am | Refugees: we can do better What to do to heal this ‘running sore‘ Tuesday 19 August 7.30 – 9pm ANNA BURKE MP for Chisholm   Yarra Theological Union Study Centre…

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Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity? »

Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity?

11:51 am | Bruce Duncan Australians have been shocked by revelations about the appalling conditions of refugees and asylum seekers in detention camps, especially about…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Battling for asylum seekers: a personal journey »

Battling for asylum seekers: a personal journey

10:04 am | Colleen O’Sullivan Over the past 15 years, the words Maribyrnong, Villawood, and Woomera have been etched into the Australian lexicon, and the…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Alternatives to Manus Island fiasco »

Alternatives to Manus Island fiasco

03:14 pm | By: Bruce Duncan The death of one Iranian asylum seeker on Manus Island and the severe bashing of more than 60 others…

Mar 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

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…

May 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

May 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Climate change coming, ready or not. »

Climate change coming, ready or not.

04:22 pm | Bruce Duncan Australia has long known droughts and floods, but they are becoming increasingly frequent and extreme. Since 1950, temperatures in Australia…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Climate change threat grows dire. » A new Heaven and a new earth » Sustainable economics » Further warnings on climate change at the end of 2012 »

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 us by credulous people who need certainty in…

Aug 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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