Fair Equitable Taxation System

Governments need to raise revenue in order to pay for the goods, services and social infrastructure that they provide, as well as meeting payments on previous borrowings.  The role of governments is to assist, support and coordinate the efforts of individuals, families and groups in society to ensure that each of them is oriented to the good of all.  To promote the common good governments provide certain goods, services and social infrastructure.  All of this needs to be paid for.  If we want governments to do their job properly, we have to pay tax.

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Position Paper on The Plight of Asylum Seekers

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This paper outlines the concern of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) and the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) over the plight of asylum seekers in Australia and the injustice of government policies and regulations which affect them.

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Background Paper on Asylum Seekers in Australia

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This paper serves as background and additional information to the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s Position Paper, The Plight of Asylum Seekers.

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Unemployment Position paper

Work is the key to building a just society1.  This is why teachings about work and the rights and duties of workers and employers have been central to the teaching of the Church about social justice.

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Unemployment Background Paper

Measuring Unemployment

The Australian Bureau of Statistics classifies people as being employed, unemployed or not in the labour force.  The labour force is made up of all people over the age of 15 who are either employed or unemployed.  The participation rate is the proportion of the population aged 15 and over who are in the labour force, that is either working or unemployed.

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