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SPC News October 2018. Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining. »

SPC News October 2018. Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining.

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  Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining Once again, we are battered by bad news of the possibility of widespread malpractice in another major sector, as Prime Minister Morrison…

Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Dr Ian Fry : The decline of Western influence in the global order. »

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Wednesday 10 October 2018 6-7:30pm. Dyason House 124 Jolimont Road East Melbourne. Hosted by the Australian…

Sep 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Child poverty & the wage system. In conversation with Brian Lawrence. »

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Wednesday 17 October 12.0-1.30 pm. Cathedral Room Cardinal Knox Centre 383 Albert Street East Melbourne  …

Sep 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

CANCELLED Book launch : An Enabling Life. Fr Kevin Mogg. »

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Book launch cancelled. On advice from Fr Kevin Mogg’s carers, the launch of his memoirs has…

Sep 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Prof Joseph Camilleri OAM on life in “our brave new world”. »

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Three lectures Tuesdays 11, 18, 25 September 6:15pm St Michael’s Place Hall 120 Collins Street Melbourne…

Aug 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

MOST RECENT

  1. SPC News October 2018. Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining.
  2. At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025.
  3. Dr Ian Fry : The decline of Western influence in the global order.
  4. Child poverty & the wage system. In conversation with Brian Lawrence.
  5. Murdoch & Stokes.
  6. Editorial : Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining.
  7. A Place to Call Home: Catholic Bishops call for urgent action.
  8. An enabling life: Father Kevin Mogg. A collection of reminiscences by Anne Tuohey.
  1. Jacqui Remond: Dear Bruce, I also wrote a letter to the editor of the Australian and as far as I know my letter was...
  2. Mary O'Shannassy: Sherry such a special reflection that you have shared with us. Educative and a great reminder for...
  3. lucy van kessel: Thanks for this beautiful reflection on Aboriginal spirituality. It is inspiring and encouraging.
  4. Matthew Colloff: Beautiful writing Geoff – how close we can still be to the landscape, even in the heart of the...
  5. Gail Pritchard 22/3/18: I appreciate your writing Geoff and the great love you have for the exquisite wildlife that...

Church and Social Justice

  • Child poverty & the wage system. In conversation with Brian Lawrence.

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  • A Place to Call Home: Catholic Bishops call for urgent action.

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  • An enabling life: Father Kevin Mogg. A collection of reminiscences by Anne Tuohey.

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  • CANCELLED Book launch : An Enabling Life. Fr Kevin Mogg.

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  • Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change.

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  • Voices for Justice. A program for Aid advocates

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  • What Aboriginal Catholics & other Christians offer the future of this land.

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  • Why Francis values the assassinated Archbishop Romero so highly.

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  • Climate change: verging on a slow-burning apocalypse?

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  • Is it time for a Just Peace framework? SPC Forum with Caesar D’Mello.

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  • Pope Francis challenges economics, poverty, & globalisation.

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  • Cardijn & Paul VI: empowering young workers.

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  • Where are our statesmen & women?

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  • Vatican blasts inequality & greed for undermining human prospects.

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The Yarra Institute

Voices for Justice. A program for Aid advocates »

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Micah Australia is hosting a four-day training program in Canberra 1-4 December 2018 for people committed to working for a better and more just 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 is hosted by…

Aug 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Editorial : Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining. »

12:51 pm |

Once again, we are battered by bad news of the possibility of widespread malpractice in another major sector, as Prime Minister Morrison has announced a royal commission into aged care, with allegations of price gouging by some pro-profits, chronic understaffing, appalling wages for staff, and poor nutrition for many of those in…

Sep 19 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 October 2018. Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining. »

03:22 pm |

  Amidst dark clouds, a precious silver lining Once again, we are battered by bad news of the possibility of widespread malpractice in another major sector, as Prime Minister Morrison has announced a royal commission into aged care, with allegations of price gouging by some pro-profits, chronic understaffing, appalling wages for staff,…

Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

Jeffrey Sachs. We are all climate refugees now. »

12:48 pm |

This summer’s fires, droughts, and record-high temperatures should serve as a wake-up call. The longer a narrow and ignorant elite condemns Americans and the rest of humanity…

Aug 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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

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

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Daniel Ghezelbash, Macquarie University Australia’s harsh asylum policies have been touted as a possible solution to Europe’s so-called refugee…

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 »

Stewardship of our planet

Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change. »

Wilful ignorance about the threat of climate change.

01:51 pm |

Bruce Duncan.  The events around the removal of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister of Australia have caused dismay and…

Sep 2 2018 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Last call on climate – evidence for a demise of the planetary life support system. »

Last call on climate – evidence for a demise of the planetary life support system.

12:48 pm |

Andrew Glikson. In a key paper titled “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene“, published in the Proceedings…

Sep 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

Jeffrey Sachs. We are all climate refugees now. »

Jeffrey Sachs. We are all climate refugees now.

12:48 pm |

This summer’s fires, droughts, and record-high temperatures should serve as a wake-up call. The longer a narrow and ignorant…

Aug 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change. » Climate change: verging on a slow-burning apocalypse? » Solar PV & wind are on track to replace all coal, oil, and gas within two decades. » Why do the critical Sustainable Development Goals receive so little attention in Australia? »

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 more than 10 gigawatts of new solar and…

Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »