Social Justice News
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Anti-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.
Following 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.
We 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.
The 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.
It 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.
Church 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.