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SPC News. We can make our society fair.

SPC News. We can make our society fair.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. We can make our society fair Peter Whiting How is it that Australia – which recently outperformed other OECD countries by recording 25 consecutive years of economic growth – could have such a significant number of waged employees falling under the […]

July 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News. Consternation over Trump.

SPC News. Consternation over Trump.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Consternation over Trump Mr Trump continues to cause consternation with his humiliating obsequiousness to the leaders of Saudi Arabia (hey – he won a huge arms deal worth $US110 billion!), even though the Saudis have been pouring money into spreading their […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News. Who defines Australian values?

SPC News. Who defines Australian values?

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Who defines Australian values? Peter Whiting I’m all for our political system ‘standing up for Australian values’, if those values are widely held in our community, and moreover that these values themselves are designed as a comprehensive system for an […]

April 30th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world.

SPC News April 2017. An upside-down world.

Follow the links to read these articles in full. Download a .pdf of SPC News. An upside-down world. I can’t help but think we are living in some Alice in Wonderland moment, in which things are all upside-down. Around us, we are hearing regular commentary on increasing inequality in Australia, and acknowledging that measures are required […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News March 2017.

SPC News March 2017.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News March 2017. Editorial. Time for Australia to recognise Palestine? The March edition of SPC News considers a range of pressing issues, from efforts to reach a two-state solution for the Palestine crisis, to proposals from Terry Laidler for a new constructive approach […]

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News February 2017.

SPC News February 2017.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Trump unleashed: our worst fears realised Shock and dismay are reverberating around the world in response to the actions and speeches of President Trump. Trump risks shattering the network of alliances and institutions of governance which the United States has, […]

February 6th, 2017 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News December 2016.

SPC News December 2016.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Time to rebuild our economies, inspired by Christian social values Peter Whiting As 2016 draws to a close, commentators are making the point that in western democracies a disgruntled working class has wrought the unexpected in political terms. Brexit, the election […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News November 2016.

SPC News November 2016.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News Yarra Institute passes baton to the new Centre for Research in Religion & Social Policy Bruce Duncan Social Policy Connections and the Yarra Institute are delighted to welcome the establishment of the new Centre for Research in Religion & Social Policy […]

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News October 2016. A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment?

SPC News October 2016. A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment?

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. A glimmer of hope? Or just a passing moment? Peter Whiting The fact that almost one in seven Australians, including more than 600,000 children, live beneath the poverty line is a scandal for a country as well-off as Australia. Budget measures […]

October 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News September 2016. Political disengagement – can we afford it?

SPC News September 2016. Political disengagement – can we afford it?

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of SPC News. Political disengagement – can we afford it? Peter Whiting The trend to increasing inequity in income and wealth in Australia is not somehow an accident of history. It is as a result of a mix of policies, in large embraced by […]

September 1st, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »