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SPC News October 2017. Can we adjust our moral compass so economics truly serves wellbeing for everyone?

12:17 pm | Follow the links to read these articles in full. Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies Bruce Duncan At the 21 September launch of Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers by…

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Events

50 years of Integral Human Development. »

08:56 pm | Lunchtime forum Catholic Social Services (CSSV) Thursday 19 October 12-2pm Cardinal Knox Centre East Melbourne Discussion leaders Professor Paul…

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Anti-Poverty Week Forum 20 October: Picking up the Pieces – The fallout of welfare reform »

05:31 pm | Are welfare reforms causing more harm than good?  20 October 2017,  11:30am – 3:30pm   Guest speakers: Mr Daniel…

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Strengthening Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support »

05:16 pm | Wednesday 11 October, 5.30 registration, 6.00-8.30pm An Evening for Parishes: how they can help and support refugees and asylum…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Catholic Social Teaching: Train the Trainer Program »

09:18 pm | Tuesday 28 November, 9.30am to 4pm at St Joseph’s by the Sea, 16 Esplanade, Williamstown.  Catholic Social Services Victoria,…

Sep 28 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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The Yarra Institute

Integral Human Development: from Pope Paul VI to Aussie bishops’ Social Justice Statement. »

09:43 pm | CSSV Lunchtime Forum. Thursday 19 October 12-2pm Cardinal Knox Centre East Melbourne With Professor Paul Smyth and Bruce Duncan CSsR, who both helped draft the Australian Bishops’ 2017 Social Justice Statement Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive & Sustainable Economy Join us for an interactive forum on integral human development in Catholic social teaching, looking back to 1967,…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Michael Yore: Can we adjust our moral compass so economics truly enhances wellbeing for everyone? »

09:40 pm | A Response to Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement Everyone’s Business: developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy (2017-18) Kristy was a mother of four small children who ended up in high-rise public housing after fleeing her abusive partner. The micro-finance scheme operated by the welfare organisation near her block of flats assisted her in a dignified…

Oct 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bishops challenge growing inequality & exclusion in Australia. »

01:39 pm | Why Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive & sustainable economy matters. Peter Whiting As Australia entered the 20th Century, it was a dynamic country, very wealthy by world standards, and socially progressive. Constructive policies, such as a minimum wage and the eight-hour working day, were put in place, and an egalitarian spirit formed part of how…

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ICAN awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize »

08:06 pm | Congratulations to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize! What is ICAN?  It is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in one hundred countries seeking the elimination of nuclear weapons. While it is an international organisation, ICAN’s first office was established here in Melbourne in 2007, so…

Oct 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News October 2017. Can we adjust our moral compass so economics truly serves wellbeing for everyone? »

12:17 pm | Follow the links to read these articles in full. Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies Bruce Duncan At the 21 September launch of Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers by Dr Tony Ward, Liberal member for McMillan in Gippsland, Russell Broadbent, challenged his own political party sharply, as well as Australia’s detention…

Oct 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies. »

11:32 am | Australia faces a T-intersection: time to resolve our refugee crisis. Bruce Duncan Liberal member for McMillan in Gippsland, Russell Broadbent, challenged his own political party sharply, as well as Australia’s…

Oct 9 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers, by Tony Ward. »

Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers, by Tony Ward.

01:46 pm | Reviewed by Tony French If, like me, you want to put the current ‘refugee crisis’ into some kind of historical perspective, then…

Oct 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Unpacking Minister’s ‘lodge or leave’ policy. »

Unpacking Minister’s ‘lodge or leave’ policy.

12:26 pm | Sarah Puls SGS. “Fake refugees” who have “refused to apply” for a visa? Sister Sarah Puls answers some common questions arising from…

Aug 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

How we came to be so cruel to 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…

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Stewardship of our planet

Integral Human Development: from Pope Paul VI to Aussie bishops’ Social Justice Statement. »

Integral Human Development: from Pope Paul VI to Aussie bishops’ Social Justice Statement.

09:43 pm | CSSV Lunchtime Forum. Thursday 19 October 12-2pm Cardinal Knox Centre East Melbourne With Professor Paul Smyth and Bruce Duncan CSsR, who both…

Oct 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently. »

Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently.

09:40 am | Bruce Duncan. Foreign aid is not just a matter of offering charity to people in need overseas. It is very important for…

Sep 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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. » We can still keep global warming below 2℃, but the hard work is about to start. » Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report. » What has happened to the Sustainable Development Goals? »

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees: really hard, but not impossible. »

10:24 am | Dave Frame Victoria University of Wellington & H Damon Matthews Concordia University. The Paris climate agreement has two aims: “holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2℃…

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