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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 »

SPC News August 2016. Confronting images from juvenile detention go round the world.

SPC News August 2016. Confronting images from juvenile detention go round the world.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf version of this newsletter. Confronting images from juvenile detention go round the world Bruce Duncan We need answers about why earlier reports about human rights abuses of children in NT juvenile detention were not acted upon by the Northern Territory government. Why were […]

August 5th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News July 2016. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality.

SPC News July 2016. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf version of this newsletter. Election disarray: concerns about fairness & inequality In the light of the tight July election in Australia, Peter Whiting‘s editorial focuses on the qualities of leadership needed in our political parties to manage globalisation, and particularly to avoid the increasing […]

July 6th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News June 2016. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia.

SPC News June 2016. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Royal Commission needed on banking & financial services in Australia Among key election issues is the state of the economy, with very serious problems in finance and banking sectors warranting the close review which can only be brought by a royal […]

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