Working families, social inclusion, & fair wages: moving beyond rhetoric.

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An address by Brian Lawrence to SPC’s forum in Melbourne on 14 March 2012.

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Brian Lawrence’s recent presentation identified the important relationship between Catholic social teaching and people’s entitlement to employment, a decent wage, and fair work conditions. At the beginning of his talk, Brian  provided an example of Catholic social teaching in relation to dignity and work by quoting from Pope John Paul II’s 1981 encyclical, Laborem Exercens. Brian then gave examples of the way a different picture is presented about wage levels.

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