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Thursday 22 June 2017

30 YEARS ON FROM BOB HAWKE’S “NO CHILD WILL LIVE IN POVERTY” STATEMENT

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of Bob Hawke’s promise to ensure that "By 1990 no Australian child will live in poverty". Right now 731,300 children or 17.4% of all children in Australia are living in poverty, an increase of 2 percentage points over the past 10 years (from 2004-2014).

Monday 19 June 2017

The origins and incoherence of Australia's asylum seeker policy

During Refugee Week 2017, Fr Frank Brennan offers a historical perspective on how we got to where we are in the hope that we might be able to convince one or both of our major political parties to reset their policy, which is needlessly destroying lives, including the lives of children who are proven refugees still living in the no man's land of Nauru