Only five days after the Federal Budget we are at the beginning of one of the longest election campaigns in Australian history. CSSA CEO, Marcelle Mogg, featured on ABC's Sunday Nights program looking at the Federal Budget, particularly as it affects agencies linked to church and welfare services.
Late last week many representatives of the national network of Catholic Social Services gathered at the Review, Reimagine, and Renew conference in Melbourne. ABC radio presenter, John Cleary, has a panel discussion with: Marcelle Mogg, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Social Services Australia Denis Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Catholic Social Services Victoria Professor Maria Harries, Chair, Catholic Social Services Australia, to discuss the Year of Mercy and what it means to Catholic social service providers.
The Australian Church's Refugee Taskforce and 80 sanctuary churches across Australia applaud the community effort that has resulted in baby Asha and her family being kept safe here in Australia. The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has welcomed the government's decision to show compassion after an intensive campaign by a wide range of social groups including churches. Misha Coleman, Executive Officer of the Taskforce's and National coordinator of the Church Sanctuary Movement said that there is one simple reason that this little girl is now going to live in a home in the community - and that's the people who stood up and demanded better treatment of her - and who refused to allow her to be deported to Nauru.