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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

CSSA is recruiting

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.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The elephant in the room – superannuation income

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.

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Monday, 5 March 2018

Fr Frank Brennan - Edging closer to a just regime in the Timor Sea

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.

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Fr Frank Brennan - A Tenth Anniversary Reflection on the National Apology

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.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Church Community Service Providers Condemn Welfare Reform Bill

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.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Legacy of Justice Higgins: Seeking a True New Start for all Job Seekers and workers

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.

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Humanitarian Crisis on Manus Island

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.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

An Economy That Works For All

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