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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Fr Frank Brennan speaking on ABC Radio National Breakfast and on the ABC 7.30 program

Following an announcement by the UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi calling on Australia to end the harmful practice of offshore processing Fr Frank Brennan was interviewed by ABC Radio National Breakfast and ABC 7.30 programs. Listen and watch these programs.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Stopping the Boats and Saving Lives Four Years On

How much longer will we continue to punish proven refugees who are our responsibility while they await interminable, uncertain futures in Nauru and Manus Island?

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Stopping the Boats and Saving Lives Four Years On

How munch longer will we continue to punish proven refugees who are our responsibility while they await interminable, uncertain future in Nauru and Manus Island?

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Monday, 3 July 2017

NAIDOC Sunday - Reconciliation Church

The National Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) invites us to commence NAIDOC Week 2017 with a Eucharist focused on the theme, ‘Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me’.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Family Matters - Strengthening Respectful Relationships

Last week Fr Frank was invited by the Ballarat Diocesan Social Justice Commission and Centacare to consider how Catholics might strengthen respectful relationships convinced that family does matter to us, to most of our fellow citizens, and to the wellbeing of our society. Read Frank's address here.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Sleepout inspires hope for reducing homelessness

Last week 1479 CEOs and community leaders slept out in the major cities of Australia. Together they have so far raised over $5 million. Fr Frank Brenna was one of the CEO's who slept out in Canberra to raise money for vital homelessness and support services.

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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).

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

SENATE MUST VOTE AGAINST CHANGES TO DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION

Catholic Social Services Australia has joined other social service groups urging the Senate to ensure the government cannot change eligibility for the Disability Support Pension (DSP).

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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

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Fr Frank Brennan addresses the Centacare CQ (Central Queensland) annual awards lunch

Today Fr Frank Brennan gave an address at the annual awards lunch for CentacareCQ in Rockhampton, following presentations by Catholic Earthcare's Director Jacqui Rémond, Naomi Simson from the Shark Tank TV show, and Maryann Talia Pau the artist and weaver from One Million Stars to end violence.