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                                     October 2016        No 183

 

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

 

From the Secretariat:

1610aA caring society 'must plan services for older citizens'

Launching the Social Justice Statement A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society, veteran ethicist Fr Kevin McGovern said a society that cares will find ways to provide home care, community services, residential aged care, and healthcare to those who are unable to pay. 'But if we do not truly value older persons, we will fail to provide older Australians with the assistance and care that they need.' ... read more From the Secretariat 

 

Current Issues/Resources:

Report points to inadequate support for age pensioners
1610b

A report from the Per Capita think tank - 'The Adequacy of the Age Pension in Australia' - has confirmed that the current level of the Age Pension in Australia falls short of allowing an acceptable standard of living, with many pensioners suffering 'substantial deprivation'. ... see more Current Issues/Resources

 

ACSJC Publications:

Social Justice Statement available online1610c

The 2016-17 Statement A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society has been in high demand and the print edition is sold out. The Statement, a letter from the President of the Bishops Conference and summary material are available on the ACSJC website... see more Publications

 

Social Justice Events: 

16-22 October - Anti-Poverty Week1610d

Anti-Poverty Week is a week during which all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. ... 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:

1610eBishop Comensoli interviewed on justice and the 'grayby boom'

In light of the Social Justice Statement A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society, Bishop Peter Comensoli of Broken Bay told visiting US Catholic journalist John Allen that the dignity and differences of older people must be acknowledged instead of having them considered in terms of productivity and end of life care. ... see more News items

 

Social Justice Diary:

1610f19 October - 15th anniversary of sinking of SIEV X

SIEV X refers to the dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat that was en route from Sumatra to Christmas Island carrying over 400 asylum seekers. It sank in international waters on 19 October 2001, just south of the Indonesian island of Java, killing 353 people. The tragedy was politically controversial in Australia, as it occurred during an election campaign at a time when asylum seekers and border protection were major issues... see more Diary items

 

 

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