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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 »

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 »