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SPC AGM 5 December 2017

TWELFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of SOCIAL POLICY CONNECTIONS 5 December 2017 PRESIDENT’S REPORT Welcome to this our twelfth AGM. Our purpose at SPC is to expand awareness of social justice issues in Australia and overseas, and in ecumenical collaboration to influence public policy for the benefit of all people, especially the disadvantaged. During 2016/17, we […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Member Events | Read More »

Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies.

Russell Broadbent launches critique of Australian refugee policies.

Australia faces a T-intersection: time to resolve our refugee crisis. Bruce Duncan Liberal member for McMillan in Gippsland, Russell Broadbent, challenged his own political party sharply, as well as Australia’s detention policies for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru, saying that Australians were finding it quite ‘unacceptable’ that we treat refugees so badly, keeping them […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Asylum seekers,Events,Feature,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Strengthening Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support

Wednesday 11 October, 5.30 registration, 6.00-8.30pm An Evening for Parishes: how they can help and support refugees and asylum seekers in our communities   with speakers   Peter Hudson, Denis Fitzgerald, Sr Brigid Arthur csb, Isaiah (a former asylum seeker, Jesuit Speakers’ Program), and panellists Maree Metcalfe or Barbara Horrigan (St Joseph’s Parish, Malvern), Carmel […]

October 4th, 2017 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers, by Tony Ward.

Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers, by Tony Ward.

Reviewed by Tony French If, like me, you want to put the current ‘refugee crisis’ into some kind of historical perspective, then I recommend Tony Ward’s recent publication, Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers. This is a well-researched and readable review of Australia’s response to refugees arriving here by boat since the 1990s. This […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Asylum seekers,Book Reviews,Events,Feature,Recent articles by SPC members,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Catholic Social Teaching: Train the Trainer Program

Tuesday 28 November, 9.30am to 4pm at St Joseph’s by the Sea, 16 Esplanade, Williamstown.  Catholic Social Services Victoria, together with Edmund Rice Ministries and Presentation Sisters will host a Catholic Social Teaching: Train the Trainer day on   ‘Catholic Social Teaching: A lived, reflective experience of the guiding principles’, especially for those responsible for […]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Book launch. Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers

Book launch. Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers

The Yarra Institute for Religion & Social Policy, in association with Social Policy Connections, presents the launch of   Dr Tony Ward’s book Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia & Asylum Seekers With Mr Russell Broadbent MP Member for McMillan Thursday 21 September 2017 5:30 for 6-7pm Followed by drinks and light supper Multicultural Hub 506 Elizabeth Street Melbourne […]

September 10th, 2017 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Make Australia great again, or make the planet great again? Is it one or the other?

Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM. Tuesday 5 & 12 September 6 for 6:30pm St Michael’s Place Hall Ground Floor 120 Collins St Melbourne $20 per lecture, or $35 for both. Book here or 9651 5120 Tuesday 5 September : Topics for discussion Australia’s First Nations and the Constitution Requirements for Australian citizenship Responding to terrorist threats Engaging with […]

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

A people-centred approach for the economy.

A people-centred approach for the economy.

        SPC & the Economy of Communion present. Lawrence Chong CEO and Co-Founder of Consulus Wednesday 23 August 7:30-9pm Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre 251 Faraday Street Carlton, Multipurpose Room 1 Ground Floor Supper and informal conversation will follow. Booking essential Lorraine Lispon llipson7@gmail.com | 0419 687 593 Enquiries Lorraine Lipson […]

August 6th, 2017 | Posted in Events,Feature,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Signs of Hope in Afghanistan

Dr Deborah Storie Reflects on her experience in Afghanistan and signs of new hope Sunday 20 August, 12.30 for 1.00pm at Kildara, rear of 39 Stanhope St. East, East Malvern August Agape of Pax Christi. Bring food to share, to finish by 4pm. Deborah Storie is a former Chair of TEAR Australia

July 30th, 2017 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »

Promoting Lay Formation: Cardijn & the YCW in Australia

A full-day conference on the YCW in Australia. Saturday 29 July 2017 9am-5:45pm   Speakers include Race Mathews, Stefan Gigacz, David Kehoe, Val Noone, John Bonnice, Robert Pascoe, Katharine Massam, Michael Parer, Vicky Burrows, Michael Leahy, Devett Kennedy & Elise Ganley, Brian Lucas, Mark Ager, Fred Sim, and Jessica Russell. Catholic Theological College 275 Victoria […]

July 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Events,SPC Events 2017 | Read More »