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Stay informed and take action - CCJP 2018

Information on CCJP's Sunday Seminar series - Upcoming Seminars and Transcripts/Summaries

Next Seminars will be on 15 July and 21 October 2018.

Seminars are held at Catherine McAuley Room, Mercy Congregational Centre, 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Keep up to date with Events and Rallies from Other Groups - Other Events page

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Thank you for your activism in 2018 

Latest News

Backing pharmacies over consumers, as usual

Posted 17 05 2018

Every five to 10 years in Australia, the government establishes a review of the regulations governing pharmacies that invariably come to the same conclusion: community pharmacy is over-regulated, and a reduction in regulation would benefit consumers. ...more

Make a submission in support of Uluru Statement

Posted 13 05 2018

Make a submission in support of Uluru Statement

There are just four weeks remaining to show your support for Constitutional reform and the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Reconciliation Australia, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations encourages us to make submissi ...more

Radical Sydney walking tours

Posted 12 05 2018

Spread the word! Join a two-hour tour of Radical Sydney's past - raising funds for organising Sydney's future! Secret stories of civil society organising all over the city: Carving our political space for women, the sparks of the Indigenous civil rights m ...more

Boats and Beyond: A frank talk on Cockatoo Island, 26 May

Posted 07 05 2018

Ai Weiwei's Law of the Journey, 2017, an imposing installation on Sydney's Cockatoo Island, features a 60-metre-long boat crowded with hundreds of anonymous refugee figures, provoking a frank discussion of Australia's and the global response to asylum see ...more

Funding cuts threaten safety of asylum seekers

Posted 04 05 2018

The latest Federal Government withdrawal of financial, case work and trauma counselling support to thousands of people who are living in our community threatens their safety. The House of Welcome asks us to open ourselves to the human stories and needs ...more

Rental affordability worsens for lowest income earners

Posted 01 05 2018

Rental affordability worsens for lowest income earners

Our housing system is failing millions of Australians. Rents have been rising much faster than people's incomes. And we don't have enough secure, affordable rentals. We need action now to stop more people falling into hardship and crisis. ...more

Your next meal could help change lives

Posted 20 04 2018

Your next meal could help change lives

Four Brave Women is a cafe initiative of The Trading Circle in Summer Hill that aims to give refugees experience over 8 weeks as cooks. The aim is for them to be able to operate and grow their own small business. ...more

Death of Australian children's TV programming

Posted 18 04 2018

Patricia Edgar, founding Director of Australian Children's Television Foundation, reflects on lessons that may be learned from the BBC reinvesting to serve its youngest audience and advocates for quick action on Australia's children's programming ...more

Australia is not listening in the Pacific

Posted 17 04 2018

In the Vanuatu Daily Post, Dan McGarry opines that "the average Australian's conception of Pacific island nations is so limited it makes some of us wonder if they even want to understand. Our voices and our reality are pointedly and repeated ignored" ...more

Pathways to justice pass through health - 6 ways to prevent harm of incarceration

Posted 13 04 2018

Pathways to justice pass through health - 6 ways to prevent harm of incarceration

The major findings of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Pathways to Justice report on the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was tabled in Parliament last week and is awaiting a detailed response from government. ...more

New record lows for Australia's foreign aid

Posted 06 04 2018

New record lows for Australia's foreign aid

Since the Coalition's 2014 decision to cut foreign aid funding by $1.4 billion per year, Australia's foreign aid record has not improved. A new report from The Australia Institute suggests that Australia's aid spending could be cut even further. ...more

It's the community's economy and we vote

Posted 16 03 2018

The Sydney Morning Herald's economics editor Ross Gittins reflects on the role of governments in setting boundaries within market economies - for entrepreneurs to be entrepreneurial - on behalf of the community's economy. ...more

March for Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy

Posted 15 03 2018

March for Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy

#Time2Choose Rally and March is being held outside NSW Parliament House at 12 noon on Saturday 24 March - calling for Clean Air, Clean Water and Clean Energy. ...more

Ignoring climate data makes mass extinctions likely

Posted 07 03 2018

We have a combination of man-made hazards threatening continued human survival, writes Bob Douglas, and the evidence base and scientific data, writes Andrew Glikson, are under-rated by political decision makers everywhere. ...more

Climate Change adaptation - loss of momentum

Posted 01 03 2018

Professor Bruce Thom AM, Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and former Chair National Coasts and Climate Change Council reflects on the last 10 years and where we are heading. ...more

Australia/US relations and Pine Gap

Posted 28 02 2018

Richard Tanter is Senior Research Associate at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, and teaches International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He writes with concern about Australian sovereignty after US rhetoric on North Korea ...more

The apology ten years on

Posted 15 02 2018

Writing in Eureka Street, Frank Brennan SJ asks us to "recommit to the unifying challenge" put to Parliament a decade ago and put the human face on the Uluru Statement from the Heart: 'In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.' ...more

No to global arms role

Posted 10 02 2018

Take action against the Government announcement that it is looking for Australia to become one of the top ten arms producers and exporters for the reason of job creation. ...more

New trade pact needs close scrutiny

Posted 01 02 2018

Greg Wood writes that TPP-11 "discards Australia's sovereignty" and AFTINET asks that we petition for a Senate Inquiry and commission an independent study on the real costs of the trade deal. ...more

NSW National Parks in decline

Posted 31 01 2018

Michael McFadyn has watched and mourned as NSW national parks have been run into the ground. ...more


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