Catholic Social Services Australia, is embarking on an exciting new phase in our 60 year history in seeking just and compassionate social and economic policies that will improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Australia. We are currently recruiting for two new exciting roles - Director Research and Executive Officer.
Rather than arguing over whether the tax credit cash out loophole should remain part of tax code, it maybe more prudent for the government and opposition to be looking at the elephant in the room - the treatment of superannuation income. If superannuation income was treated like any other income, these sorts of loopholes in our tax code would not be anywhere near as attractive.
On Tuesday the governments of Timor Leste and Australia will sign a maritime boundary treaty in New York in the presence of Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations. This day has been a long time coming.
This week we will mark the 10th anniversary of the National Apology. All of us remember where we were that day when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd read the words of the parliamentary motion moved by him and seconded by Brendan Nelson, the Leader of the Opposition.
UnitingCare Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia and Anglicare Australia have joined together to condemn the Federal Government’s Welfare Reform Bill saying a majority of the measures contained within the Bill will further punish and demonises people who are already on low incomes and need support.
Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, gave the 2017 Rerum Novarum Oration, The Legacy of Justice Higgins: Seeking a True New Start for all Job Seekers and Workers, on the 110 year anniversary of the Harvester decision.
We Australians have a humanitarian crisis on our doorstep in Manus Island. It’s our fault and we should do something about it right now.
The Catholic Church has a role to play in encouraging action from those in power to deliver an economy that serves all in our community, particularly the most vulnerable, because our Church is one of the organisations who help the poor and vulnerable people who have been left behind. - Use this link to read the full text of Fr Frank Brennan's speech