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SPC News July 2014: Ethics and social issues »

SPC News July 2014: Ethics and social issues

05:10 pm | Download this month’s edition of SPC News   Where have all the values gone? Peter Whiting SPC Chair As I prepared this commentary I was reminded inexplicably of that Peter Paul and Mary…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Convention on refugees »

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11:49 am | We’ve boundless plains to share Saturday 9 August 9.00-4.30 Keynote speaker: Sr Brigid Arthur CSB   Panel: Anna Burke,…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Book launch: The Drownings’ Argument »

Refugee Children in Immigration Detention Protest Broadmeadows

05:07 pm | Labor for Refugees Victoria invites you to Australia’s Imhumanity: Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers with contributions from Julian Burnside…

Jul 13 2014 / 1 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 »

What now for asylum seekers? »

What now for asylum seekers?

05:28 pm | Caz Coleman and Misha Coleman At the SPC forum on refugees and asylum seekers on 7 August 2013 at…

Jul 17 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 »

Transnationals, tax havens, & tax dodging – is time up? »

11:39 am | Tony French Among the profusion of paper crossing my desk this week was a media release from Micah Challenge, Shining the light on Global Tax Dodging. The title caught my eye for a couple of reasons: I’m a Tax Agent with a professional interest, of course, and I wanted to know just what were the…

Jul 4 2014 / 1 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: An unfair budget & the thinking behind it »

11:35 am | Download this month’s edition of SPC News. An unfair budget & the thinking behind it May has been a tumultuous month politically in Australia, following the release of the federal budget by the Treasurer Mr Joe Hockey. The reaction has been widespread throughout many sections of the community, largely for the unfairness to low-income groups,…

May 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Refugee Children in Immigration Detention Protest Broadmeadows

SPC News July 2014: Ethics and social issues »

05:10 pm | Download this month’s edition of SPC News   Where have all the values gone? Peter Whiting SPC Chair As I prepared this commentary I was reminded inexplicably of that Peter Paul and Mary classic, Where have all the flowers gone?. Written by Pete Seeger in the 1950s, the folksong includes the question “Where have all…

Jul 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

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Convention on refugees »

11:49 am | We’ve boundless plains to share Saturday 9 August 9.00-4.30 Keynote speaker: Sr Brigid Arthur CSB   Panel: Anna Burke, Federal Member for Chisholm Brad Chilcott, Director, Welcome Australia Linda Briskman,…

Jul 22 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 »

Appalling Silence or a Voice for the Voiceless »

Appalling Silence or a Voice for the Voiceless

02:32 pm | By Edmond Nixon, C.Ss.R.- Australia Day 2014 I sometimes wonder whether a future Australian prime minister will rise in the House of…

Jan 29 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

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. »

Climate change threat grows dire.

01:12 pm | Colleen O’Sullivan. The leaders of internationally-renowned brands Virgin and Apple recently made it clear they would no longer accommodate the views of…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
A new Heaven and a new earth » Sustainable economics » Further warnings on climate change at the end of 2012 » Rich Land, Wasteland: How coal is killing Australia. »

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 was duped into wearing no clothes – although…

May 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Indigenous Issues