Dignity of workers should be more than a 'casual concern'

A new approach is needed in labour market policy that would place the dignity of the worker at the centre of deliberations on pay and conditions, says Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders.

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Four years after the Apology: What is still to be done?

The 2008 National Apology to the Stolen Generations, delivered four years ago, was a great achievement but it showed us how much work is still to be done, say three noted writers on issues affecting Indigenous people.

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Catholic Bishops speak on prisons and the justice system

The Hon. Graham West, Chief Executive of St Vincent de Paul NSW and former NSW Minister for Juvenile Justice, will launch the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2011–2012 Social Justice Statement on Wednesday 14th September. The respondent will be Mrs Margaret Wiseman of the Prison Chaplaincy of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Real job creation needed to close gap in remote Australia

There is an urgent need to create more jobs in remote communities if the Government is to meet its 2018 target of halving the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment, says Bishop Christopher Saunders.

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New detention centre a hard-hearted response: Bishop

The announcement of the construction of a 1500-bed detention centre on the outskirts of Darwin reveals once more Australia's 'hard-hearted' response to asylum seekers, says the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC).

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