The human costs behind the official unemployment rate

The official unemployment rate fails to capture the true extent of unemployment and underemployment according to a Catholic Pastoral Letter marking the 1 May Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

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Australia's leaders should renounce death penalty

The Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders, has urged Australian politicians condoning the use of the death penalty in overseas jurisdictions to think again.

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Human Rights – Even at Guantanamo Bay

On International Human Rights Day, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has called on the Federal Government to do more to secure the fundamental rights of two Australians detained by American authorities at Guantanamo Bay. 

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Government can do more for Hicks and Habib

Following a recent meeting of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC), its Chairman, Bishop Christopher Saunders has written to the Attorney-General Philip Ruddock calling on the Federal Government to do more to secure natural justice for the two Australians detained by U.S. Authorities at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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Poverty eradication must be a shared priority

At the conclusion of National Anti-Poverty Week, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has repeated calls for the Commonwealth Government to convene a national forum on poverty.

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