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SPC Forum: Electoral reform & social justice.

SPC Forum: Electoral reform & social justice.

Professor Brian Costar “Electoral Reform and Social Justice” An address at an SPC forum on 14 November. A YouTube clip of Brian’s talk is available HERE. Are disadvantaged groups being denied a voice? Three million Aussie voters missing from the count. Why it matters who votes, and how. Brian Costar is Professor of Victorian Parliamentary […]

November 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2013,Talks | Read More »

What now for asylum seekers?

What now for asylum seekers?

Caz Coleman and Misha Coleman At the SPC forum on refugees and asylum seekers on 7 August 2013 at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill, Caz Coleman discussed how Australia could better manage unauthorised boat arrivals of asylum seekers and refugees. Caz recently returned from Nauru as Contract Manager for the Salvation Army support services. She […]

July 17th, 2013 | Posted in Asylum seekers,Feature,SPC Events 2013 | Read More »

How casualisation & contracts are undermining fairness in the workplace

How casualisation & contracts are undermining fairness in the workplace

Ged Kearney President of the ACTU I am very pleased to speak here this evening with Brian Howe, who played such a significant role as chair of the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia, which issued its report, Lives on Hold: Unlocking the Potential of Australia’s Workforce, in 2012. The Inquiry was commissioned by […]

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Economic issues,Feature,Politics,SPC Events 2013 | Read More »

Why faith matters for social justice

Why faith matters for social justice

Kath Engebretson launches Joan Daw’s Young People, Faith, & Social Justice   Dr Joan Daw’s book presents the findings of a research project of the Yarra Institute for Religion & Social Policy. Dr Kath Engebretson launched this important publication on 17 May 2013 at the Knox Centre in Melbourne. The project was part-funded with a […]

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Book Reviews,Church and Social Justice,Feature,SPC Events 2013 | Read More »

The future of work

The future of work

With Professor Brian Howe and Ged Kearney, President of the ACTU. For many, work is ever less secure, with fluctuating hours and pay, making it difficult for people to plan their lives, or even to obtain a loan for a home or a car. How can we reshape work to provide improved life opportunities for […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2013 | Read More »

What I have learned about the churches & public policy

What I have learned about the churches & public policy

Pat Power Bishop Emeritus Guest speaker at an SPC forum on 17 April 2013 “Growing up in Queanbeyan, adjacent to Canberra, I never took exception to its nickname, ‘Struggletown’. My father politely pointed out that Queanbeyan was the mother of Canberra, and it was simply a case of the child outgrowing the parent. In my […]

April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2013 | Read More »

Bishop Vincent Long launches Bruce Duncan’s ‘Social justice: fuller life in a fairer world’.

Bishop Vincent Long launches Bruce Duncan’s ‘Social justice: fuller life in a fairer world’.

Bishop Vincent Long launched Social Justice by Fr Bruce Duncan on 1 March at the Cardinal Knox Centre in Melbourne. Bishop Long studied with Bruce at Yarra Theological College more than 20 years ago. Speaking to an audience of about 60 people, Bishop Long said: “This book shows how concern for social justice is central […]

March 9th, 2013 | Posted in Book Reviews,Church and Social Justice,Events,SPC Events 2013 | Read More »