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SPC submission in response to Victorian Housing Enquiry 2012.

SPC submission in response to Victorian Housing Enquiry 2012.

By Anne Tuohey. Executive Officer Social Policy Connections. Social Policy Connections is particularly concerned with issues of equity and inequity. It is this focus which motivated us to participate in this enquiry into social housing. As a broad-based advocacy organisation, we have selected the questions we believe we can most appropriately answer. What is the […]

August 16th, 2012 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Economic issues,Policy Statements,Submissions | Read More »

SPC Policy Statement on Climate Change

SPC Policy Statement on Climate Change

Globally and regionally, the climate is warming. While there have been warmings and coolings over the long history of the earth, a large majority of climate scientists believe (a) this current warming has major implications for the planet, (b) that much of the warming is due to anthropogenic (human-related activity) sources, and (c) that the […]

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Feature,Policy Statements,Stewardship of our planet | Read More »

SPC Policy Statement on Nuclear Disarmament

SPC Policy Statement on Nuclear Disarmament

Despite concerns about nuclear weapons over the past 60 years, there are now nine or ten nations possessing around 27,000 nuclear weapons.3 The world has been fortunate that these weapons have not been deployed so far. However, this good fortune cannot be expected to continue indefinitely. Nuclear arsenals are still justified on the basis of […]

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Disarmament,Feature,Policy Statements | Read More »

SPC Statement on NT Intervention & RDA

SPC Statement on NT Intervention & RDA

Social Policy Connections calls upon the Federal Government to withdraw the present discriminatory legislation and unconditionally to “reinstate” the Racial Discrimination Act. The Board of Management of Social Policy Connections endorsed the following statement on 4 December concerning the Racial Discrimination Act on behalf of its members, following an address by the Hon. Alastair Nicholson. […]

February 8th, 2011 | Posted in Feature,Indigenous Issues,Policy Statements | Read More »

SPC statement at ‘New Clear Exchange’ Workshop, February 2010

SPC statement at ‘New Clear Exchange’ Workshop, February 2010

Presentation by Mr Bill Frilay on behalf of Social Policy Connections at the ‘New Clear Exchange’ Workshop, Melbourne, 15 February 2010 Starting from first principles there are of course the teachings of Christ. Christ espoused love and peace throughout his mission. This, the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, parables such as the Good […]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Disarmament,Peace,Policy Statements | Read More »

SPC Statement on global warming

SPC Statement on global warming

An SPC Position Paper by Bill Frilay Click. Bill Frilay examines the evidence about the threat from global warming and argues that the world needs to take urgent action. He draws from the Princeton Wedge list to show how the levels of greenhouse gases can be significantly reduced by multiple new strategies and technologies. He […]

May 25th, 2009 | Posted in Policy Statements | Read More »

‘Australia’s Overseas Aid and Development Strategy’

‘Australia’s Overseas Aid and Development Strategy’

by Bill Frilay. Bill Frilay assesses the changes to Australia’s aid and development policies under the Rudd Government, particularly in light of the UN Millennium Development Goals. What is Australia’s aid strategy? Coordination between AusAid and NGOs The effectiveness of aid Click HERE for Bill Frilay’s full article. For a church perspective, see the launch […]

August 19th, 2008 | Posted in Policy Statements | Read More »