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SPC News February 2018. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

SPC News February 2018. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats.

Download a .pdf of SPC News. 2018 – a year for confronting looming threats Alarm bells about threats to human wellbeing have been ringing furiously for some decades, though many are deaf to them, or refuse to hear them. But a growing chorus of voices around the world is demanding these warnings be taken very […]

February 1st, 2018 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News December 2017. Wiring social justice into the economy.

SPC News December 2017. Wiring social justice into the economy.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Wiring social justice into the economy Peter Whiting What we need today, according to Professor Paul Smyth, speaking at our SPC Forum on 5 December, is a national vision which reinstates value-based aspirations for the growth of Australia. It is not that these aspirations have been […]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News November 2017. Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

SPC News November 2017. Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance Peter Whiting The spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the government to end the “unfolding humanitarian emergency”, and allow the previously detained […]

November 5th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

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

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

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 […]

October 6th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News September 2017. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently.

SPC News September 2017. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Wake up, Australia: many people need our aid urgently Bruce Duncan The Australian Head of Advocacy for Caritas, Negaya Chorley, lamented in May that Australia’s continual slashing of overseas aid undermines global efforts to reduce hunger and poverty and promote the […]

September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News August 2017. Charting a way forward in SPC.

SPC News August 2017. Charting a way forward in SPC.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Charting a way forward in SPC Peter Whiting The Board of Social Policy Connections is currently challenging itself to sharpen its core purpose and reassess ways to promote debate about social justice among our supporters and readers, in a context […]

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News July 2017. We can make our society fair.

SPC News July 2017. We can make our society fair.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. We can make our society fair Peter Whiting How is it that Australia – which recently outperformed other OECD countries by recording 25 consecutive years of economic growth – could have such a significant number of waged employees falling under the […]

July 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News June 2017. Consternation over Trump.

SPC News June 2017. Consternation over Trump.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Consternation over Trump Mr Trump continues to cause consternation with his humiliating obsequiousness to the leaders of Saudi Arabia (hey – he won a huge arms deal worth $US110 billion!), even though the Saudis have been pouring money into spreading their […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News May 2017. Who defines Australian values?

SPC News May 2017. Who defines Australian values?

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Who defines Australian values? Peter Whiting I’m all for our political system ‘standing up for Australian values’, if those values are widely held in our community, and moreover that these values themselves are designed as a comprehensive system for an […]

April 30th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world.

SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. An upside-down world. I can’t help but think we are living in some Alice in Wonderland moment, in which things are all upside-down. Around us, we are hearing regular commentary on increasing inequality in Australia, and acknowledging that measures are required […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »