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SPC News November 2014. Critical issues in the Victorian election. »

SPC News November 2014. Critical issues in the Victorian election.

03:48 pm | Download this month’s edition of SPC News Critical issues in the Victorian election Major Jenny Begent Victorian voters need to decide which political party can deliver the best social policies, particularly for housing,…

Nov 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Asylum Seekers and Protection at Sea »

Refugee Children in Immigration Detention Protest Broadmeadows

11:49 am |   Erika Feller Vic Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Univ. Melbourne, former UNHCR Associate High Commissioner for Protection of Refugees Mustafa…

Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC Forum: Paul Smyth on the economy. »

SPC Forum: Paul Smyth on the economy.

02:29 pm | Professor Paul Smyth. Harnessing the economy to the good society: a political strategy for church & community activists 2015…

Nov 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC AGM 2014 27 November 7pm. »

SPC AGM 2014 27 November 7pm.

02:08 pm | Social Policy Connections 9th Annual General Meeting.  Thursday 27 November 2014 7:00pm The Study Centre Yarra Theological Union Best…

Nov 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Influencing the new Vic government »

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12:37 pm | Engaging as faith-based agencies with the next Victorian government * The priorities and policies of the new government *…

Sep 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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  5. Cost-shifting via mutuals?
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Church and Social Justice

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  • The Gaza conflict and noncombatant immunity assessed from the Catholic tradition

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  • Sustaining our selves and our values in a frantic world

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  • Why Pope Francis is highlighting inequality

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  • Scepticism & belief in science & faith

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  • Pope Francis: economic system is failing billions of people

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The Yarra Institute

How some major companies avoid paying tax. »

10:14 am | Tony French. Predictably, The Australian newspaper bucketed the recently released Tax Justice Network’s latest report – the one questioningly titled, Who Pays For Our Common Wealth?. The Report alleges widespread tax avoidance by Australia’s top 200 companies, with the additional alarming advice that some of them successfully avoid paying any tax at all. This Report,…

Nov 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »

Cost-shifting via mutuals? »

11:49 am | The Public Service Mutuals White Paper: Is this all there is for the cooperative movement? Len Puglisi. The Business Council of Cooperatives & Mutuals (BCCM) issued a White Paper in August 2014, Public Service Mutuals: A third way for delivering public services in Australia. The Paper came with a ringing endorsement from Kevin Andrews MP,…

Nov 3 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…

Sep 12 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News November 2014. Critical issues in the Victorian election. »

03:48 pm | Download this month’s edition of SPC News Critical issues in the Victorian election Major Jenny Begent Victorian voters need to decide which political party can deliver the best social policies, particularly for housing, humane prison and justice systems, improved health care and public transport, and measures to address family violence. Read this article in full.…

Nov 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Refugee Children in Immigration Detention Protest Broadmeadows

Asylum Seekers and Protection at Sea »

11:49 am |   Erika Feller Vic Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Univ. Melbourne, former UNHCR Associate High Commissioner for Protection of Refugees Mustafa former refugee from Afghanistan Dr Antje Missbach Research Fellow, Monash University…

Nov 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers: where is the leadership? »

Asylum seekers: where is the leadership?

10:51 am | Peter Whiting According to Anna Burke, Labor MP for Chisholm in Melbourne, most politicians are not leaders but followers in the asylum…

Sep 5 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

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 »

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 »

Indigenous Issues