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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Bishop alarmed about safety of asylum seekers

"The Federal Government must ease the suffering of asylum seekers in remote facilities waiting for their claims to be assessed," said Bishop Christopher Saunders.

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Real jobs, not rations, will close the gap

‘The government needs to radically recommit itself to the creation of jobs in remote Indigenous communities,’ said Bishop Christopher Saunders.

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