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                                     May 2017        No 189



From the Secretariat
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From the Secretariat:

1705aCall for secure employment call on Feast of St Joseph the Worker

There have been profound changes in Australia's labour market over the past three decades. The decline of full-time permanent work, increasing casualisation of jobs and the entrenched disadvantage of people who are excluded mean that the two issues of insecure employment and unemployment demand our attention on the Feast Day of St Joseph the Worker on 1st May. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

1705bReport on financial stress in Australian households

According to a KPMG report, 10 to 15 per cent of households appear to be consistently unable to pay bills and debts as they fall due. Around five per cent are unable to afford heating and meals, need to pawn possessions or require assistance from welfare organisations. The bottom 20 per cent of households has recorded the highest rate of growth in investment income at 8.5 per cent per annum, reflecting greater exposure to risk such as through negatively geared property investment. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1705cDiscussion Guide on World Day of Peace Message

The ACSJC has issued a discussion guide for the annual Message for the World Day of Peace from Pope Francis. The theme of this year's Message is Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace. In the Message, Pope Francis confronts the global violence that amounts to ‘a horrifying world war fought piecemeal'. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1705d28 May to 4 June - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year's theme 'Reconciliation - the Love of Christ compels us', celebrates the irrevocable reconciliation that we have received through faith in Jesus Christ. Christ's love becomes the driving force that moves us beyond our division toward acts of reconciliation. ... Read more

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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:

1705eFair Work Commission rejects minimum wage target

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an application from unions and two Catholic organisations for a medium-term target to be set for the national minimum wage. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1705f6 May 1992 - 25th anniversary of the introduction of mandatory detention of asylum seekers in Australia

Australia adopted a mandatory detention policy obliging the Federal Government to detain all persons entering or being in the country without a valid visa, while their claim to remain in Australia is processed and security and health checks undertaken. Also at the same the law was changed to permit indefinite detention, from the previous limit of 273 days. ... see more Diary items



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