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                                     June 2018        No 201



From the Secretariat
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From the Secretariat:

1806aReconciliation needs informed dialogue and cultural respect

Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine says truth telling and historical acceptance is vital. In a statement released ahead of this week's observance of National Reconciliation Week, she said: 'Only by acknowledging, accepting and addressing our shared history can we become a more just and equitable Australia.'  ... read more From the Secretariat


Current Issues/Resources:

1806bJoint Catholic statement on income cuts for asylum seekers

Several organisations have expressed deep concern about the government's reductions to the Status Resolution Support Service. They describe the service as 'a vital safety net for people seeking asylum in Australia', and regret that it appears that the government plans to reassess all those currently receiving the payment. ... see more Current Issues/Resources


ACSJC Publications:

1806cPastoral Letter for Feast of St Joseph the Worker

The letter is titled A Fair Day's Pay – for the dignity of workers and the good of all. In his text, ACSJC chairman Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen highlights the impact of wage stagnation on most families. He says many families are feeling the squeeze of balancing household budgets where wages are barely keeping up with the costs of living or falling behind. ... see more Publications


Social Justice Events: 

1806dEdmund Rice Centre Justice Literary Writing Competition

Students are invited to submit a piece of creative writing with a focus on issues of social justice. The work may include a short story, poem, speech, opinion piece, feature article, a video, a script, song or song lyrics. Topics might include Aboriginal justice, refugees and people seeking asylum, climate change, homelessness, mental health, gender equality and bullying. ... Read more

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This includes information about social justice events by various organisations around Australia. Event details may have changed since being posted - please confirm with the organiser.


News Monitor:

1806eVinnies chief slams bridging visa cancellations

St Vincent de Paul Society national CEO John Falzon described the Turnbull Government's decision to strip support from asylum seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment is 'an unprincipled act of cruelty'. His criticism came after the Department of Home Affairs targeted a cohort of up to 100 people, transferring them to six-month bridging visas. ... see more News items


Social Justice Diary:

1806f11 June 1975 - Australia's ratification of international Racial Discrimination Convention

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 1966 was one of the first human rights treaties to be adopted by the United Nations. The Convention is widely supported, with more than 156 countries (four-fifths of the membership of the UN) having ratified it. Under the Convention, racial discrimination is where a person or a group is treated differently because of their race, colour, descent, national origin or ethnic origin and this treatment impairs, or is intended to impair, their human rights and fundamental freedoms.  ... see more Diary items



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