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                                     June 2016        No 179



From the Secretariat
Current Issues/Resources
ACSJC Publications
Social Justice Events:    
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News Monitor
Social Justice Diary


From the Secretariat:

1606aReconciliation Week celebration underway

National Reconciliation Week - 27 May to 3 June - encompasses two important commemorations: the 1967 referendum and the High Court's 1992 Mabo decision that removed the myth of terra nullius. Reconciliation Australia says the week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources: 

Report on the state of our Reconciliation efforts

While the nation has developed a strong foundation for reconciliation, significant challenges remain, according to Reconciliation Australia. Its report - The State of Reconciliation in Australia - measures our progress toward reconciliation against five dimensions: race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity, unity, and historical acceptance. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

 1606cDignity and Work discussion guides

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has issued 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. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1606d1-3 June - National Native Title Conference 2016

The conference takes the theme 'strong culture, strong country, strong future'. It seeks to highlight the challenges and opportunities of native title in the broader context of Indigenous people's aspirations for their lands, waters and their communities. ... Read more

 All events

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This includes information about social justice events by various organisations around Australia. Event details may have changed since being posted - please confirm with the organiser.


News Monitor:

1606ePope says employers who exploit workers are 'bloodsuckers' 

Pope Francis has condemned employers who only offer temporary contracts or no health insurance to employees, calling them "bloodsuckers", saying they exploit workers by turning under-the-table payment into "civilised slavery". ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1606f1 June - Global Day of Parents 

The Global Day of Parents is observed on this day every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honours parents throughout the world. It provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationships. ... see more Diary items



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