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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, 13 December 2016 23:01

Resources on peace and children's rights

childrens rights report 2016 cvrThe CRA Justice Network offers two main areas for study, reflection and prayer over the holidays and beyond: peace making and the rights of children.

homeless manCatholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) joins over 200 social services organisations calling on the Prime Minister to provide long-term funding to prevent homelessness and support vulnerable women and children.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:30

Call to peace

peace posterWhen violence and hatred in speech and in attitude are proposed as normal, it is time for peace movements, in Australia and elsewhere, to rise up and renew their commitment to nonviolence and peacemaking, writes CRA Justice Coordinator Father Claude Mostowik msc.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 18:30

Don't cut Newstart

CRA Yr of Mercy 2In a media release, Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) expresses its support for those who call for an increase in Newstart allowance rather than imposing stricter obligations upon Australians on welfare payments.

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.