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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.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

How is making people destitute helping them to get paid work?

Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS, says under the government's proposed demerit system, 80 thousand people are expected to lose between one to four weeks' payment.

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Monday, 5 June 2017

The 2017 Lowitja Oration

On Tuesday 30 May 2017 Fr Frank Brenna SJ AO was privileged to deliver the Lowitja Oration marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum. It was also the 25th anniversary of the High Court’s Mabo decision and the 20th anniversary of the first Reconciliation Convention held in Melbourne and chaired by Patrick Dodson.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

On Aboriginal Land: Seeking a Place at the Table Recognising 50 years since the 1967 Referendum.

The 2017 Lowitja Oration Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO 7pm Tuesday 30 May 2017 Bonython Hall, North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Heeding the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Heeding the Uluru Statement from the Heart