Divisive Federal Budget hits most vulnerable

The 2014 Federal Budget will deepen the divide between rich and poor, and the greatest burden will fall on those who are young, on families, and on those already struggling to find work, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and Catholic Social Services Australia have said in a joint statement.

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Bishop: ‘Put people first in economic debate’

 

We need an economy that is animated by a concern for dignity of workers and their families. In cooperation with all sectors of business, unions, and the community, the Government has a responsibility to ensure low-paid workers and those excluded from the labour market are put first in the nation’s economic planning.

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Refugee policy a ‘campaign of cruelty’: Bishop

The Australian government is in effect conducting a campaign of cruelty towards asylum seekers, the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders, said today.

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Bishops call for national recommitment on global poverty

Author and social commentator John Menadue AO will launch the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2013–2014 Social Justice Statement on Wednesday 11th September. The respondent will be Helen Forde, Acting CEO of Caritas Australia. The launch will take place at 11.00 am on Wednesday 11th September at the Australian Catholic University’s Leone Ryan Auditorium, 40 Edward Street, North Sydney.

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A Vote for Social Justice

Christopher Saunders, the Bishop of Broome and Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, has called on all eligible voters to remain attentive to issues of justice at the next Federal Election.

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