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                                     August 2017        No 192



From the Secretariat
Current Issues/Resources
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From the Secretariat:

1708aSocial Justice Statement to probe economy paradox

The Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2017–18, Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy, calls on all Australians to consider the lot of the most vulnerable groups in our community. Australia's economic performance has defended us against the worst of the Global Financial Crisis and resulted in one of the highest levels of average net worth per person. How could it be that poverty and hardship could have continued through the economic boom? ... read more From the Secretariat 


Current Issues/Resources:

1708bReport - 'What's Age Got To Do With It?'

Australia, along with the other developed economies, is grappling with the implications of an ageing population. Concerns about increasing welfare costs and shortfalls of labour supply have brought with them calls to prolong working lives. This Per Capita report by Philip Taylor and Warwick Smith, shows current public policy to be inadequate. A piecemeal set of measures lacking legitimacy have emerged, with objectives that lack a road-map for how they will be achieved. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1708cHomelessness in our rich nation

The ACSJC's Series Paper 80 - The Human Face of Homelessness - is written by Liz de Chastel, Director of Social Policy, and Fr Frank Brennan SJ, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia. In this paper they examine the realities of life for the more than 100,000 Australians who find themselves without accommodation. The Catholic bishops of Australia are making homelessness a particular focus of the Church’s mission. The paper asks why so many people are homeless in our rich nation. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1708d10 August - eConference: 'Gospel Leadership in Times of Chaos - The Hope of Pope Francis'

Communities around the world have been grappling with momentous socio-political change and uncertainty. Examples include the rise of fundamentalism, growing violence and displacement, the election of numerous populist leaders, Britain's vote to leave the EU, and electoral success for policies of division in Europe. Pope Francis represents the hope of many people in these times of uncertainty. ... 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:

1708eRefugee conference responds to Pope's margins call

The care of migrants and refugees in Australia was the focus of a two-day conference held in Melbourne during July. The event was organised by the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) and took as its theme Cast into the deep, a response to Pope Francis' call to go out to the margins of society. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1708f16 August 1975 - Return of Wave Hill Station, NT, to the Gurindji People

In August 1966 Indigenous pastoral workers of Wave Hill station went on strike, walking away from poor conditions they had experienced for more than 40 years. The protest was not resolved as an industrial issue. The Gurindji sought to establish a community and run it as a pastoral enterprise on their own land. On 15 August 1975 the Gurindji became the first Aboriginal community to have land returned to them by the Commonwealth Government. ... see more Diary items



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