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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.

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Monday, 10 December 2018

UN human rights declaration turns 70

Today, 10 December 2018, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as 'a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Common good key to reversing trust deficit

Many Australians are concerned with the current state of our political, economic and social institutions and the leadership of them. Australians are outraged by the behaviour of our political leaders securing their hold on power and position, and by the behaviour of our economic and social institutions highlighted by recent royal commissions

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Friday, 30 November 2018

Bishops commend Senate for passing anti-slavery legislation

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has congratulated the Australian Senate for taking an important step towards eliminating the scourge of slavery.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Church calls for empowerment of people with disability

Australia’s bishops have urged all Catholics to promote, empower and recognise the gifts of people with disability.

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Launch of Catholic Social Services WA

Let’s never lose sight of those we are privileged to serve and let’s always be attentive to their voices. The members of Catholic Social Services WA will be well situated to be the hands and heart of Christ in this part of God’s needy world. Thank you for all you do, and thank you for all you are. Let there be light especially where there is darkness.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

No Simple Fix to Address Intergenerational Disadvantage

Intergenerational welfare dependency cannot be addressed without first fixing factors affecting entrenched disadvantage, according to the Church’s peak national bodies for social services.