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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 »

SPC News May 2016. Trick or treat: budget neglects struggle street.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Trick or treat: budget neglects struggle street. Bruce Duncan With an election looming, Mr Morrison’s budget has tried to avoid antagonising voters, but has disappointed commentators with its failure to chart a path back to growth. It ended some excessive […]

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

SPC News April 2016. Common ills & the common good.

SPC News April 2016. Common ills & the common good.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles.   Common ills & the common good Peter Whiting Daily newspapers are seldom the source of uplifting stories. Recent weeks have been no exception, with the usual catalogue of adversarial politics, serious accidents, violent crime, Royal Commission outpourings, stock market […]

April 11th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News March 2016. Election looming?

SPC News March 2016. Election looming?

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Election looming? Speculation is increasing about an early federal election, possibly in July. That would be something of a gamble for the Coalition, as Mr Turnbull’s honeymoon polls have greatly weakened, partly because of apparent dithering by the Government, partly […]

March 4th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News February 2016. GST increase: a surrogate debate.

SPC News February 2016. GST increase: a surrogate debate.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. GST increase: a surrogate debate Peter Whiting Taxation reform has become urgent for Australia, but, as Peter Whiting writes in our editorial, arguments to increase the GST must be seen in the broad perspective of fairness, equity, and providing opportunities, especially […]

February 8th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News December 2015. Breakthrough in Paris climate talks.

SPC News December 2015. Breakthrough in Paris climate talks.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles. To all our supporters, many thanks To all our readers, wherever you are, may this Christmas be a blessed season for you and your family, and put fresh heart in us all as we pursue our yearnings for a just […]

December 14th, 2015 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News November 2015. Colebatch on tax reform.

SPC News November 2015. Colebatch on tax reform.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Colebatch on tax reform As Tim Colebatch, former economics editor of the Age, said at a Social Policy Connections forum on 21 October, key community sectors have been engaging in worthwhile conversations about what needs to be done to raise enough income to improve living conditions and plan for […]

November 9th, 2015 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News October 2015. Time for inspired leadership.

SPC News October 2015. Time for inspired leadership.

Download a .pdf of SPC News Time for inspired leadership. Peter Whiting Malcolm Turnbull has replaced Tony Abbott as prime minister, promising a consultative leadership style. Undoubtedly, ‘leadership style’ matters, but what would inspired political leadership look like in these turbulent times?       Church calls for humane treatment of asylum seekers Michael Walter […]

September 30th, 2015 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News September 2015. Transforming our world: the Sustainable Development Goals.

SPC News September 2015. Transforming our world: the Sustainable Development Goals.

Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Transforming our world: the Sustainable Development Goals In late September, nearly 200 countries will sign the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Bruce Duncan summarises what has been achieved by the […]

September 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Feature,Newsletters | Read More »

SPC News August 2015. Pope Francis calls for a global economy with a conscience.

SPC News August 2015. Pope Francis calls for a global economy with a conscience.

Download a .pdf of this newsletter. Follow the links to full versions of these articles on this website. Pope Francis calls for a global economy with a conscience Bruce Duncan reports on the Pope’s July visit to Latin America, deploring the injustice in the economic world, and calling for major changes to reform “intolerable” conditions for […]

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in Newsletters | Read More »