Let’s quickly release children and families from detention
Editorial by Bruce Duncan
Yet many Australians would have been shocked to learn that 738 children were being held in immigration detention centres around Australia, some for long periods. Kate Gautier, chair of ChilOut, a group campaigning to remove children from detention, wrote on 30 September that only ten children were in community housing and allowed to move around without a ‘designated person’ or guard, even for those allowed go to and from school. Read More
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Releasing children from detention
Presented by Phil Glendenning,
98 Albion Rd., Box Hill.
Best entry via 34 Bedford St.
Meeting with Senator Jacinta Collins
We were open to suggestions or advice from Senator Collins, and expressed our hope that she would see us as a resource for engaging with church and community opinion. Read More
Young adults and Social Justice
Young adult meeting
SPC’s first young adult meeting will be held on Monday 25 October at 7.30 pm in the Queensberry Hotel (593 Queensberry St., Carlton) (http://www.queensberryhotel.com.au/) This will be a perfect opportunity for all interested to meet up and get to know each other. We will discuss SPC’s goals and aspirations, as well as suggest forthcoming events and activities. Please feel free to invite your friends. If you have a facebook account, you can RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159916517365658#!/event.php?eid=159916517365658
Nominations to SPC’s Board of Directors
P O Box 505, Box Hill, VIC, 3128.
Church involvement in the settlement of asylum seekers and refugees
In the week from 24 October 2010, Act for Peace, an agency of the Australian Council of Churches, is urging church communities to raise awareness about the urgency of promoting disarmament. See www.actforpeace.org.au/
Check out the talks and events around Melbourne at http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/
Click HERE for a brochure.