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2011 AGM

2011 AGM

SPC 6th Annual General Meeting 24 November 2011 Report by Peter Whiting SPC President. Welcome to this our sixth AGM. It provides an excellent opportunity for the Committee to review with its members the progress made during the past year. You may well recall that, with your input, we committed in 2010-11 to focus on […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

Call for more humane treatment of asylum seekers

Call for more humane treatment of asylum seekers

Speaking to an audience of 500-600 people in Central Hall in Fitzroy on 11 October 2011, Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen spoke movingly of his experience as a boat person among the several million people fleeing Vietnam after the communist take-over in 1975. Recently appointed a Catholic auxiliary bishop in Melbourne, he described the boat […]

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in Church and Social Justice,Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

Human Rights & Poverty

Human Rights & Poverty

A human rights approach to challenging poverty and inequality in Australia. What can we do today? Hosted by St Vincent de Paul Society, Box Hill. Friday 21 October 2011. Keynote Address Dr Cassandra Goldie Executive Officer Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) Panel Respondents Lucy Adams Lawyer Public Interest Law Clearing House. Click HERE for […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

Australia, Aid, Global Development

Australia, Aid, Global Development

How effective is Australian aid? Is Australia doing enough? SPC Public Forum with Marc Purcell, Executive Director Australian Council for International Development. Tuesday 16 August 2011. In a comprehensive overview of our overseas aid, Mr Marc Purcell reported that Australia was making a much more significant contribution to helping developing countries, but that the challenges […]

August 9th, 2011 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

Churches & Public Policy Conference

Churches & Public Policy Conference

This is a summary of a fuller report by Bill Frilay. Please click HERE to read the full report. More than 65 people attended the SPC conference on The Churches and Public Policy in Abbotsford on 19 July 2011 to hear Mr Robert Fitzgerald’s address on the role of the churches in public policy. Robert was […]

June 25th, 2011 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

SPC Forum on Human Trafficking

SPC Forum on Human Trafficking

by Audra Kunciunas If you thought that slavery in the British colonies ended with Wilberforce in the 19th century, read on. Slavery still exists today and is now referred to as human trafficking. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, about 12 million Africans were shipped as slaves to the Americas. Today, some 27 million […]

June 7th, 2011 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

Nuclear disarmament: The great challenge

Nuclear disarmament: The great challenge

Professor Tilman Ruff – Chair of the Australian Board of ICAN and Rev Harry Kerr – Chair of Pax Christi (Vic), addressed Social Policy Connections on March 29th 2011 on one of the world’s most pressing issues, nuclear disarmament. Professor Ruff outlined the catastrophic outcome for the planet if even a small amount of nuclear […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Disarmament,Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »

Ozanam Lecture 2011

Ozanam Lecture 2011

An annual lecture held in honour of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society’s founder, Frederic Ozanam 7pm Thursday 24 March 2011  Guest speaker: Desmond de Sousa CSsR Lecturer in Catholic social justice and one of Asia’s leading social activists Respondent: Maria Minto Cahill President of Flemington Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society Venue: St Francis […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2011 | Read More »