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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

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Emeritus Professor John Warhurst's speech at the launch of An Economy That Works For All

Use this link to see the full text of Emeritus Professor John Warhurst's AO introductory remarks at the launch of An Economy That Works For All

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Australian Needs An Economy That Works For All

Australia’s leaders must decide whether to continue down a path of growing inequality and exclusion or to harness the good of free enterprise to better serve the society as a whole.

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

CSSA and the ABS survey on same sex marriage

CSSA has no formal position on what enrolled voters should say in response to the voluntary survey being conducted by the ABS on whether the Marriage Act should be amended by the Australian Parliament to expand the definition of civil marriage to include a relationship between two persons of the same sex.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Compulsory drug testing is no silver bullet

Christian Porter, the Minister for Social Services, has been trying to make his mark as an upcoming minister in the Turnbull Government. Social security is a demanding portfolio. In an age of budget repair, steady five-plus per cent unemployment, high underemployment, and sluggish or non-existent wage growth for most workers, it is difficult to make a mark. No matter how job ready you make the unemployed, their prospects of finding work are not going to be greatly enhanced in this environment.