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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Statement from the Truth Justice and Healing Council to the Royal Commission by Francis Sullivan, CEO, Truth Justice and Healing Council

When the Truth Justice and Healing Council made its first major submission to this Royal Commission in 2013 it included a nine-point Commitment Statement by the Catholic Church leadership. This in part said the leaders of the Church in Australia committed themselves to repairing the wrongs of the past, to listening to and hearing survivors, to putting their needs first and to doing everything the Church can to ensure a safer future for children. Over the past four years, as the Church has been through what many would say has been the most intense and unforgiving examination of almost all aspects of its operations in Australia, the Council has worked hard to hold the Church leadership accountable to these words. But more than that – to put these words into action.

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Father Frank Brennan raising his voice for the voiceless

Starting in his new role as CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, Fr Frank Brennan – Jesuit Priest and Professor of Law – has a clear plan for what he needs to do to change Australia for the better.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Answers to common questions about the new Catholic Professional Standards body

Answers to frequently asked questions about the new Catholic Professional Standards body

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Friday, 7 October 2016

A fearless advocate appointed to head CSSA

Chair of Catholic Social Services Australia Dr Maria Harries AM today announced the appointment of Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia. “Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO is one of Australia’s leading advocates for justice and equity. His record on speaking out on behalf of people who have been ignored and disregarded in our community is unparalleled.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Priority Investment Approach to Welfare has great potential

"The Priority Investment Approach to Welfare announced by Minister Porter today has the potential to make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged individuals. However the Government must fund programs that improve the overall well-being of people rather than programs that simply move people out of the welfare system," Marcelle Mogg, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, said.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Parliament right to ditch cuts to benefits for poor and disadvantaged communities

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision to change their plans to cut the energy supplement to welfare recipients. Plans to place the burden of budget repair on those who can least afford it were wrong morally and economically.

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Australia’s leading community groups join up to oppose cuts to social security payments.

Five of Australia’s leading community service organisations have joined with ACOSS to call on Federal Parliament to reject the proposed cuts to social security payments by the Federal Government.

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Monday, 5 September 2016

New Australian Leadership Formation Program: a new era for Catholic leadership

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to initiate the Australian Ministry Leadership Program.