The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) was set
up by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) in 1987
as the national justice and peace agency of the Catholic Church
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference mandates the ACSJC
to promote research, education, advocacy and action on social
peace and human rights, integrating them deeply into the life
of the whole Catholic community in Australia, and providing
Catholic voice on these matters in Australian society.
In this way the ACSJC seeks to bring good news to the poor, release
to captives, sight to the blind and freedom to the oppressed.
The ACSJC is accountable to the ACBC through the Bishops Commission for Justice and Development.