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SPC News December 2016. »

SPC News December 2016.

11:09 am | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Time to rebuild our economies, inspired by Christian social values Peter Whiting As 2016 draws to a close, commentators are making the point that…

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2016 SPC AGM. »

2016 SPC AGM.

10:35 am | SPC 11th Annual General Meeting. Presidents Report 30 November 2016 Welcome to our eleventh AGM. Our purpose at SPC is…

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Close the camps: bring the refugees here: Rally 5 November »

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05:58 pm | Rally for refugees – Saturday 5 November 1pm State Library,  cnr Swanston & La Trobe Sts Melbourne Endorsed by…

Nov 1 2016 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Insider’s view of Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis »

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01:26 pm | Fr Sean McDonagh will speak on Tuesday 15  November 7.30 pm at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St.,…

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SPC AGM 2016 & Josh Cullinan on exploiting lowest paid workers »

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09:25 am | Wednesday 30 November 7.00-7:30pm The Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 34 Bedford Street Box Hill At 7:30 an address by…

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The Yarra Institute

Our growing housing crisis: what to do? »

05:08 pm | Gary Harkin. ‘Gen Rent’, the unfortunate demographic The data on Australian residential property is scary. In the overheated Sydney market, the aspiring homeowner will receive no change from $300,000, after a 20 per cent deposit, legal costs, and stamp duty. Even given oft-cited parental support, it is members of a rare group indeed which can…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Our growing housing crisis: what to do? »

05:08 pm | Gary Harkin. ‘Gen Rent’, the unfortunate demographic The data on Australian residential property is scary. In the overheated Sydney market, the aspiring homeowner will receive no change from $300,000, after a 20 per cent deposit, legal costs, and stamp duty. Even given oft-cited parental support, it is members of a rare group indeed which can…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Time to rebuild our economies, inspired by Christian social values. »

09:49 am | Peter Whiting. As 2016 draws to a close, commentators are making the point that in western democracies a disgruntled working class has wrought the unexpected in political terms. Brexit, the election of President-elect Trump, and the rise of Hanson and the minor parties in the Australian Senate are all being sheeted home to those who…

Dec 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Pine Gap and the US Alliance. »

07:56 pm | Sunday 23 October 2-4pm Kildara rear 39 Stanhope Street East Malvern Dr Richard Tanter is Senior Research Associate at the Nautilus Institute, and Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne. 12:30 for 1pm shared meal for the October Agape of Pax Christi Victoria Inc.…

Oct 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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SPC News December 2016. »

11:09 am | Follow the links to full versions of these articles. Time to rebuild our economies, inspired by Christian social values Peter Whiting As 2016 draws to a close, commentators are making the point that in western democracies a disgruntled working class has wrought the unexpected in political terms. Brexit, the election of President-elect Trump, and the…

Dec 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Asylum seekers

How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers. »

05:33 pm | Robert Manne La Trobe University This is an edited extract of a talk delivered to the Integrity 20 Conference at Griffith University on October 25, 2016. If you had been…

Oct 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam »

Pope Francis in Poland: on immigrants & Islam

10:49 am | Bruce Duncan Given the widespread feeling in Poland against Muslim immigrants and recent Islamist terrorist attacks, Pope Francis undertook a tricky trip…

Aug 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Should we be locking people up in prisons at all? »

Should we be locking people up in prisons at all?

06:59 pm | Rob Hulls RMIT University. Elena Campbell RMIT University. Footage aired last week of children being abused in a Northern Territory prison sent shockwaves around…

Aug 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders? »

Is the Coalition better able to manage our borders?

12:51 pm | John Menadue.   From Pearls & Irritations, John Menadue’s blog.   For many years senior journalists have been telling us, or at least…

Jun 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Stewardship of our planet

Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report. »

Putting carbon back in the land is just a smokescreen for real climate action: Climate Council report.

11:50 am | Martin Rice Macquarie University & Will Steffen Australian National University. Just as people pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, the land…

Oct 3 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

What has happened to the Sustainable Development Goals? »

What has happened to the Sustainable Development Goals?

11:40 am | Gary Harkin. September 2016 marked the first anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – one year down, 14 to go!…

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How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World? »

How Scared or Hopeful Should We Be in a Warming World?

09:45 am | Clive Hamilton. For anyone who takes notice of the climate change debate, a mass of often-contradictory information comes flooding into our lives.…

Jul 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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Insider’s view of Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis »

01:26 pm | Fr Sean McDonagh will speak on Tuesday 15  November 7.30 pm at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St., East Melbourne, to deliver the Rerum Novarum lecture. Entry free. Refreshments…

Nov 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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