Justice system 'failing' Indigenous Australians
27-May-2019
The re-elected Morrison Government must make it a priority to act on the continued overrepresentation of First Nations people in the criminal justice system, says Jesuit Social Services.

New government must tackle poverty: Vinnies
23-May-2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition face the major challenge of helping three million Australians living in poverty, the St Vincent de Paul Society says. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Repeal of medevac law faces Senate bloc
21-May-2019
The Morrison Government faces a Senate veto of its effort to repeal the law requiring medical transfers of refugees from offshore detention, throwing into doubt plans to close the Christmas Island detention facility. Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Number of people sleeping rough on the rise
20-May-2019
The number of people sleeping rough in Western Australia is on the increase, according to a new report by The University of Notre Dame Australia. Source: The eRecord.

Vatican conference calls for protection of biodiversity
20-May-2019
People’s attitudes toward nature, economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change to promote a more sustainable and caring world, participants at a Vatican-sponsored conference said. Source: CNS.

Bishops renew call for fair wages
16-May-2019
The Fair Work Act has “failed to provide an adequate wages safety net for low-paid workers with family responsibilities”, a Catholic Church delegation has told the Fair Work Commission. Source: ACBC.

Sector calls for immediate $75 increase to Newstart
15-May-2019
The Australian Council of Social Service has called for Labor to back an immediate increase to Newstart, rejecting the need for a review. Source: The Australian.

Catholic alliance calls for 'fair process'
13-May-2019
The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum has released a federal election statement that calls for all sides of politics to commit to “language and policies that reflect a compassionate and humane Australian society”.

Foreign aid 'hamstrung by cuts, lack of direction’
08-May-2019
The peak group for overseas aid says Australia’s influence in Asia will suffer from a shrunken budget, but repairs could start for as little as $250 million a year if accompanied by a major strategic review. Source: The Age.

Catholic Religious Australia seeks to protect native forests
03-May-2019
Catholic Religious Australia has joined 80 national and state-wide organisations, five political parties and many independent election candidates in campaigning against forest bioenergy.

Support for NT's youth detention alternatives
03-May-2019
The Northern Territory Government’s 2019-20 Budget investments into alternatives to youth detention will ultimately benefit the entire community, according to Jesuit Social Services.

Australia must 'radically rethink' its prison system
02-May-2019
Australia must join other countries around the world in “radically rethinking” its dependence on prisons and the over-incarceration of Aboriginal people, a US-based prison reform activist has warned. Source: ABC News. 

- courtesy CathNews

 

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