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SPC News April 2014: The budget & Abbott’s pledge »

SPC News April 2014: The budget & Abbott’s pledge

04:36 pm | Download a copy of SPC News. The budget & Abbott’s pledge that “no-one will be left behind”. Major Jenny Begent. From February until May each year, we experience a lot of what is…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Anzac centenary 2015 – forum »

Anzac centenary 2015 – forum

07:23 am | Who is Australia? Who might we become? Professor Marilyn Lake Professor of History, University of Melbourne with Ms Nivy…

Mar 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 »

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 »

2013 AGM »

2013 AGM

09:03 am | SPC 8th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. 14 November 2013. Report by Peter Whiting SPC President. Welcome to this our eighth…

Jun 24 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 »

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 »

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 »

By what right, Tim? Freedom & human rights. »

11:51 am | by Tony French Download a .pdf of this article. It was brain-damagingly hot working outside, so, seeking shade, I retired to my shed, beer in hand and more within reach. I would rehydrate and listen to the radio. Tim Wilson, the recently appointed youthful and articulate new Human Rights Commissioner, was being interviewed on Radio…

Feb 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News April 2014: The budget & Abbott’s pledge »

04:36 pm | Download a copy of SPC News. The budget & Abbott’s pledge that “no-one will be left behind”. Major Jenny Begent. From February until May each year, we experience a lot of what is termed ‘pre-budget softening’. Regardless of the political party enjoying power, the messages of doom and gloom, deep cuts, and difficult choices are…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Anzac centenary 2015 – forum »

07:23 am | Who is Australia? Who might we become? Professor Marilyn Lake Professor of History, University of Melbourne with Ms Nivy Balachandran Programs Interaction – youth interfaith network Monday 28 April 7:30pm…

Mar 12 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 »

Church responses to new asylum seeker policy »

Church responses to new asylum seeker policy

05:02 pm | Bruce Duncan Religious and humanitarian groups have been especially critical of the harsh government policy on asylum seekers. Speaking for the Australian…

Aug 5 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

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 »

A new Heaven and a new earth

03:03 pm | Paul Grundy On 6 January 2013, Paul Grundy (12 May 1935-6 January 2013) died, after a very distinguished life and career. Professor…

Feb 5 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

Sustainable economics »

Sustainable economics

02:52 pm | By Geoff Lacey The need for alternative economics In recent years, I have taken part in a lot of discussions about sustainability.…

Feb 5 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
Further warnings on climate change at the end of 2012 » Rich Land, Wasteland: How coal is killing Australia. » Sufficient for the day: a response to global warming. » State of the Climate Report CSIRO/Bureau of Meteorology March 2012. »

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 have risen between 0.4 degrees C and 0.7…

Mar 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Indigenous Issues