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SPC News November 2018. Have we lost the ideal of the common good? »

SPC News November 2018. Have we lost the ideal of the common good?

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Read a .pdf of SPC News. Have we lost the ideal of the common good? Peter Whiting Editorial Regrettably, many of us have by now become inured to those frequent…

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Events

Book launch : Hearing, Healing, Hope: The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times. »

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Launched by Julian McMahon Tuesday 13 November 5:30 for 6-7pm Cathedral Room Cardinal Knox Centre 383…

Oct 31 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Our survival journey: Aboriginal art installation launch. »

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18 November 2018 Mass 11am, followed by unveiling and blessing artworks. Aboriginal Catholic Ministry 434 St…

Oct 28 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Religions as catalysts for peace. »

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A world at peace with itself: elusive dream, or achievable goal? 11 November  |  2 to…

Sep 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Voices for justice. A program for aid advocates. »

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1-4 December 2018. Canberra. Micah Australia is hosting a four-day training program in Canberra 1-4 December…

Aug 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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The Yarra Institute

Voices for justice. A program for aid advocates. »

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1-4 December 2018. Canberra. Micah Australia is hosting a four-day training program in Canberra 1-4 December 2018 for people committed to working for improved justice in the world. The program includes two days of training and workshops with leading speakers, and a final two days lobbying politicians in Parliament House. The program…

Aug 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Have we lost the ideal of the common good? »

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Editorial Peter Whiting. Regrettably, many of us have by now become inured to those frequent advertisements asking us to sponsor an animal under threat of extinction. Even more sadly, we do not respond with quite the same generosity as of old to similar requests to support children in distress in countries torn…

Oct 28 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Murdoch & Stokes. »

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Rod Tiffin. If the Liberal leadership upheaval was a Muppet show, as Scott Morrison described it, Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes have been revealed as its Statler and Waldorf. Muppets fans will remember the two cantankerous old men who heckled from the sidelines. The media moguls did not heckle publicly, but their…

Sep 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

The treaty banning nuclear weapons, one year on. »

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History made, a solid start, here to stay, and miles to go, before we sleep. Tilman Ruff. One year ago, on 7 July 2017, at the United Nations in New York, 122 nations took a historic step when they voted to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty…

Jul 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

SPC News November 2018. Have we lost the ideal of the common good? »

12:30 pm |

Read a .pdf of SPC News. Have we lost the ideal of the common good? Peter Whiting Editorial Regrettably, many of us have by now become inured to those frequent advertisements asking us to sponsor an animal under threat of extinction. Even more sadly, we do not respond with quite the same…

Nov 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Why Europe shouldn’t follow Australia’s lead on asylum seekers. »

11:43 am |

Daniel Ghezelbash, Macquarie University Australia’s harsh asylum policies have been touted as a possible solution to Europe’s so-called refugee crisis. Politicians in the UK, France, Holland, Denmark,…

Apr 5 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees. »

Government policies globally and the torture of refugees.

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Spencer Zifcak. Nils Melzer is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment. Recently, he…

Apr 4 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Australia’s asylum seekers & the International Criminal Court. »

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Public forum.   Can Australia’s leaders be prosecuted for treatment of refugees & asylum seekers?   Thursday 7 December…

Dec 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance. »

Conscience – defend it or just ignore it? Take Manus Island, for instance.

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Peter Whiting. This must surely seem an odd way to frame a commentary on conscience, but I am having…

Nov 4 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C. »

New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C.

12:11 pm |

Mark Howden Australian National University and Rebecca Colvin Australian National University A landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on…

Nov 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Ignore the planet & our grandchildren at our peril. »

Ignore the planet & our grandchildren at our peril.

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John Menadue The government has thrown in its lot with climate sceptics, the loony right, which includes the Murdoch…

Oct 28 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025. »

At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025.

03:06 pm |

Ken Baldwin Australian National University Andrew Blakers Australian National University Matthew Stocks Australian National University The Australian renewable energy industry will install…

Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
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The science is clear: we have to start creating our low-carbon future today. »

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Alan Finkel Office of the Chief Scientist. This week’s release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific evidence on…

Nov 1 2018 / No Comment / Read More »