Watch now, as former Australian fire chiefs unite to demand the government act now against the ‘urgent threat’ of climate change.
Follow the links to read these articles in full.Download a printable version of SPC News. It’s time Peter Whiting Many readers will remember the catchy 1972 theme It’s time, which thrust Gough Whitlam into government. It focused on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative government, and was underpinned by a raft […]
Wednesday 11 December 2019 7pm34 Bedford Street Box Hill The AGM will be followed at 7:30 by an address by Bruce Duncan CSsR Pope Francis’s advocacy on inequality & the climate emergency. Is it proper? Is it enough?
Tim Colebatch. Posted 28 November 2019. Bringing down global emissions will require a ‘laser-like focus’. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that energy policy is way off course around the world. At the Paris climate conference, governments committed to reducing emissions to try to hold the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees. Four […]
Luke Michael. Posted 28 November 2019. It wasn’t meant to be this way. Newstart was meant to be, if not a panacea, then at least a new start for tackling entrenched disadvantage in Australia. The unemployment benefit (or dole) had been in effect since its introduction in 1945, when World War II and memories of […]
Peter Whiting. Posted 28 November 2019. Many readers will remember the catchy 1972 theme ‘It’s Time’, which thrust Gough Whitlam into government. It focused on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative government, and was underpinned by a raft of major policy proposals. The contributors to this month’s newsletter are each in […]
Rowan Ireland. Posted 28 November 2019. This year, several international crises in the Amazon have come to the boil, just as planning and preliminary jousting led up to the Amazon Synod of Catholic Bishops, which concluded in Rome on 27 October. The three Amazon crises: the ecological, the human, and the political. The ecological crisis, […]
Paul Barratt. Posted 28 November 2019. Where we are today is that the practice of the last twenty years has purportedly taken away the power to send Australia to war from the Governor-General, and placed it at the disposal of junior ministers in the Defence portfolio. This cannot be allowed to stand. The war powers […]
Lionel Orchard. Posted 28 November 2019. The foundations of a balanced and equitable housing system in Australia have been corroding for some time to a point at which ways forward are becoming increasingly vexed. Questions about how to respond are difficult, because of the legacy of neglect over recent times, and changing economic and social […]
Follow the links to read these articles in full.Download a printable version of SPC News. Subsidiarity – empowering people to take responsibility. Peter Whiting We are experiencing around the world a number of unrelated large-scale protest movements, which seem broadly to have in common only that they are each demanding greater political freedom and social […]