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                                     June 2017        No 190



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From the Secretariat:

1706aRemembering two milestones for indigenous Australians

Our recent celebration of National Reconciliation Week was especially significant. It commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, in which over 90 per cent of Australians voted for the constitution to be amended to include Indigenous people in the census. It was also the 25th anniversary of the High Court’s 1992 Mabo decision that introduced native title into Australian law and removed the myth of terra nullius. ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

1706bUnlocking the facts of indigenous incarceration

Indigenous incarceration is costing nearly $8 billion annually and will grow to almost $20 billion per annum by 2040 without further intervention, according to a new PwC Australia report. Welfare costs associated with the issue will rise to $110 million by 2040, while economic costs will reach over $9 billion annually. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1706cPastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker

With the title 'The Right to Work - Our shared responsibility', Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen draws on the words of St Pope John Paul II, when he visited Australia in 1986. He argues for just wages and conditions of work, adequacy in the support and dignified treatment of people who are unemployed. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1706d19 June - National Day of Action against nuclear weapons

UN negotiations to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons are about to resume. This is a key moment to demonstrate public support for a treaty banning nuclear weapons, and outrage at our Government’s refusal to engage. ... 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:

1706eCatholic workplace relations agency urges rise in minimum wage

A century-old landmark case was invoked by the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations (ACCER) in its submission calling for the Fair Work Commission to increase the minimum wage in its annual wage review. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1706f3 June - 25th anniversary of the High Court's Mabo Case decision (1992)

This year marks 25 years since the High Court of Australia’s judgement in 1992 in the Mabo case. The judgments of the High Court inserted the legal doctrine of native title into Australian law. In recognising the traditional rights of the Meriam people to their islands in the eastern Torres Strait, the Court also held that native title existed for all Indigenous peoples in Australia who held rights in their lands under their own laws and customs prior to the assertion of British sovereignty and establishment Colonies across the continent from 1788. The new doctrine of native title replaced a 17th-century doctrine of terra nullius. ... see more Diary items



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