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                                     August 2016        No 181



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

1608aSocial Justice Statement urges social justice for older Australians

We have had more than enough time to prepare for a significant increase in the aged population. We should not be shocked by the statistics. We should consider policies such as compulsory superannuation, the expansion of community and residential aged care, the promotion of 'active ageing', work beyond retirement, and most importantly the growing scourge of elder abuse.. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

Alzheimer's Australia's welcome pledge to help combat elder abuse 1608b

On 15 June, as we entered the final period of the election campaign, Federal Attorney-General George Brandis announced a $15 million package to combat elder abuse. The measures would include the establishment of a national elder abuse hotline, training for frontline staff, a study into the prevalence of elder abuse and a national awareness campaign to shift attitudes. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

A Place at the Table: Social justice in an Ageing Society, this year's Social Justice Statement1608c

Ahead of Social Justice Sunday on 25 September, the ACSJC is now taking orders for this year's Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, 'A Place at the Table: Social justice in an Ageing Society'. An order form, letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material are available on the website. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1608dShare a meal for L'Arche Australia

L'Arche Australia is part of a network of international communities that support people with and without intellectual disabilities to create and sustain meaningful relationships. Share a Meal is an exciting national event to be held throughout August. ... Read more

 All events

National | ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

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:

1608eScientists discuss the key issues for Laudato Si' 

Scientists and religious leaders from 15 countries and eight denominations met at the Shrine of Torreciudad in Spain where they launched an ambitious Declaration on the Environment. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1608f2 August 1965 - First Indo-Chinese refugees allowed to settle in Australia

Australia committed combat troops to the Vietnam War in 1965. Some of these troops married Vietnamese women and brought them back to Australia as refugees. This was the beginning of the first wave of permanent Vietnamese migration to Australia, which increased significantly after the end of the White Australia policy in 1973 and the fall of Saigon in 1975. ... see more Diary items



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