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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Election sweeteners a family affair

Let's hope that the coming election sweeteners include relief for low-income households with children — CSSA's Deputy CEO, Joe Zabar, in Eureka Street

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Christian charity must start with God: Lismore Bishop

The first call for those working in social services is to see the need of others through the eyes of God, Lismore Bishop Greg Homeming OCD has told Catholic social service leaders from across the country. CSSA 2019 National Conference, 'Meeting the Unmet Need' 19-20 February 2019

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Lismore bishop calls for more help for children from dysfunctional families

Bishop Greg Homeming, Bishop of Lismore speaking to Port Macquarie News from the Catholic Social Services Australia 2019 Conference, 'Meeting the Unmet Need' held in Port Macquarie February 19-20.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Supporting those on the margins

We are blessed to have a pope who speaks to all the world about the prudence, justice and empathy required so that more people on our planet might enjoy integral human development - CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan, Opening Address, CSSA's 2019 National Conference, Meeting the Unmet Need

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Monday, 18 February 2019

A new standard for asylum seeker policy

We are all gearing up for the third election in a row when boat turnbacks and the punitive treatment of refugees and asylum seekers feature. It need not be so. It's time voters sent a message that it should not be so - CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan SJ, in Eureka Street

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Boat Turnbacks and Medical Transfers, published Pearls and Irritations

An alternative approach being put on refugees by Frank Brennan (CEO,CSSA) Tim Costello (Chief Advocate for World Vision) , Robert Manne (Emeritus Professor of Politics and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe University) and John Menadue (former Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Immigration)

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

A Job is the Best Form of Welfare

"Australia’s current employment policy is leaving 1.8 million people looking for a job or for more work. And without a change, it’s hard to see how things will improve. But what if there was a way to give everyone who wanted to work a full-time job?" -- CSSA deputy CEO Joe Zabar writing in Pro Bono News

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Religious freedom in schools

A Christian school must be guaranteed the freedom to teach what Jesus taught, respectfully, reasonably and counterculturally, Fr Frank Brennan SJ, CSSA's CEO in Eureka Street

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference - Statement on Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Statement from the ACBC President Archbishop Mark Coleridge

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

All freedoms need protection

CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan was a member of the Ruddock expert panel on religious freedom in Australia. Fr Brennan's reflections on the publication of the expert panel's report and the Morrison Government's response.