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The Global Financial Crisis: Opportunity for Transformation

The Global Financial Crisis: Opportunity for Transformation

On 9 September 2009, Professor John Langmore addressed Social Policy Connection on the causes of the current global financial crisis and the opportunities it created. His lecture was presented in sections: first, the causes; second, the consequences: third, emergency action; and fourth, the possibility of adoption of a new paradigm. His talk focused on the […]

September 9th, 2009 | Posted in Economic issues,SPC Events 2009 | Read More »

Moral Reflections on the Iraq War

Moral Reflections on the Iraq War

Disturbing ethical issues continue to surface about the justification and conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a leading Australian moral theologian. Professor Brian Johnstone, a Redemptorist priest visiting his home city of Melbourne, was speaking at a forum on the war in Iraq organised by Social Policy Connections at Yarra Theological […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Posted in SPC Events 2009 | Read More »

Making taxation more equitable

Making taxation more equitable

Social Policy Connections welcomed Professor John Fox as guest speaker on 18 March 2009 at the Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill. Professor Fox spent 36 years wrestling with tax laws as a lawyer in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax and “10 […]

May 18th, 2009 | Posted in Economic issues,Issues of concern,SPC Events 2009 | Read More »

A response to global warming

A response to global warming

A civil engineer, Geoff Lacey is also well known as a pioneering environmentalist and naturalist. He is the author of a landmark work on the ecology of the Yarra, “Still glides the Stream”: the Natural History of the Yarra from Heidelberg to Yarra Bend (2004). He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of […]

April 1st, 2009 | Posted in SPC Events 2009 | Read More »