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SPC News June 2018. Where are our statesmen and women?

SPC News June 2018. Where are our statesmen and women?

Download a .pdf of SPC News June 2018 edition. Where are our statesmen and women? Peter Whiting John Maynard Keynes, reflecting in 1933 on the road to recovery after the Great Depression, wrote, “It is not an engineering problem or an agricultural problem. It is not even a business problem … nor is it a […]

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

SPC News May 2018. What do we know for sure?

SPC News May 2018. What do we know for sure?

  What do we know for sure? Peter Whiting The fake news experience, as its name suggests, arises either from a failure properly to collect the data required for a factual report, or from an intentional muddying of the waters by false reporting.  The “it’s worse than you know” experience arises from vested interests withholding […]

May 4th, 2018 | Posted in Contact Us,Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News April 2018. Shaping a just society: a place for a Christian worldview?

Download a .pdf of this month’s SPC News. Shaping a just society: a place for a Christian worldview? Peter Whiting In this April newsletter, we bring you articles on some of the key questions which should be asked by the community and its elected representatives. Peace in and between communities and countries is an essential […]

April 5th, 2018 | Posted in Newsletter Archives,Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News March 2018. Our tax, wage, & social benefit systems are broken.

SPC News March 2018. Our tax, wage, & social benefit systems are broken.

Our tax, wage, and social benefit systems are broken.  Bruce Duncan notes the mounting concern about business practices which ignore social responsibilities to the community and to their own workers. This is demonstrated by the widespread malpractice in major franchises. As John Hewson wrote, our current system is inequitable and unsustainable. Two significant conferences have […]

March 8th, 2018 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

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 »