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                                     April 2018        No 199



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

1804aEaster perspective on sufferings of people of West Papua

We are coming to the time of the year when we are invited to think deeply about the culmination of Christ's life on earth - his final journey to suffering, death and resurrection. The ACSJC has just published an important paper by Peter Arndt, the Executive Officer of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Peter has taken a profound interest in the sufferings of the people of West Papua, and his journey has given him a perhaps unexpected insight into the mission and suffering of Our Lord.  ... read more From the Secretariat


Current Issues/Resources:

1804bBringing balance back to our broken housing system

From people wanting to buy their very first house, to others struggling to just find a safe roof over their heads, it's clear that the system just isn't working for everyone. Crazy house prices and a system focused on property investment is locking a generation out of home ownership and creating more renters. A new campaign provides an opportunity to work together to call on our government to fix the system. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1804cStill taking orders for 2018 Social Justice Diary

The 2018 Social Justice Diary includes the dates of significant events, anniversaries and special days which celebrate particular aspects of social justice. The Diary provides a social justice program for the full year. Information and ideas for prayer and reflection are included. This is an essential resource for teachers and parishes. Cost: $7.50 (including postage). ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1804d1 April to 11 May - Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize

This is an annual competition for school students that aims to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. Students in Years 10 and 11 at a school in any Australian state or territory are eligible to enter. Entrants may write an essay (maximum 1000 words) or record a speech (video or audio, maximum 5 minutes) and submit it to the Commission via the entry form by 11 May. ... 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:

1804ePolitical will needed to end homelessness

It's hard not to get a feeling of deja vu when you see the homeless count from the 2016 Census, according to St Vincent's Health Australia chief Toby Hall. As with previous counts, the results are damning. The number of homeless Australians jumped 14 per cent in the five years to 2016. In almost every category, homelessness has grown worse. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1804f15 April 1991 - Signing of Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Royal Commission Final Report

The Commission was appointed by the Australian Government in 1987 to study and report upon the underlying social, cultural and legal issues behind the high level of such deaths. The final report concluded that heavy alcohol use was involved in some way in all the deaths investigated. It underlined the 'glaring deficiencies existed in the standard of care afforded to many of the deceased'. ... see more Diary items



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