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Social Justice News

For news and resources on specific justice issues (Asylum seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice, Ecological Justice, Economic Justice and Human Trafficking), please proceed to Issues & Advocacy.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:29

Poverty on the rise in Australia

dignity and workThe Australian Council of Social Service's new report shows that 731,300 children and nearly three million of the general population are living in poverty.

Friday, 30 September 2016 14:41

Anti Poverty Week: 16-22 October

Anti Poverty Wk poster 2016Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship in Australia or overseas. Here are some suggested activities for this week.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 14:36

Seeking justice for our Timorese neighbours

Sr Susan Connelly rsj 150Following the decision from The Hague opening the way for talks between Australia and East Timor on the Timor Sea dispute, Josephite Sister Susan Connelly says it is important for Australians to assist their political representatives to work towards establishing a fair and permanent border with the Timorese.

social justice statement 2016We should celebrate the great ‘success story’ of our ageing population and, as a fair and compassionate nation, foster solidarity among all generations, said Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council at the launch of the 2016-2017 Social Justice Statement on 6 September 2016.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:29

Social justice in an ageing society

elderlyThe Social Justice Statement for 2016–17 urges us to challenge ‘ageism’ which stereotypes older people as being dependent, incapable or a burden on society and think about social justice and policies issues related to our ageing population, writes John Ferguson.

Sr Susan Connelly rsj 150It is amazing that Australian tax-payers’ money is being used to fight a small neighbour over where the fence-line should be. And with all the talk about “border protection”, there isn’t a border between Australia and Timor, says Josephite Sister Susan Connelly.

free west papuaChurch leaders are calling on the major political parties to end their double standards on human rights advocacy in the region with successive Australian governments ignoring human rights abuses by Indonesian security forces in West Papua while condemning similar abuses elsewhere in the region, reports The Catholic Leader.

Monday, 13 June 2016 23:30

Discussion guides on dignity and work

dignity and workThe Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) offers three short discussion guides that address critical issues concerning justice for Australia’s most vulnerable workers or for those who confront the reality of unemployment.