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Stay informed and take action - CCJP 2018

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

Next Seminar & AGM - 25 March 2018 with Bruce Pascoewinner of 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Award 

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

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Thank you for your activism in 2018 

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Seminar on a different Australian history

Posted 16 02 2018

Seminar on a different Australian history

CCJP is privileged to have Bruce Pascoe (pictured), author of award-winning history, Dark Emu, present the Sunday Seminar on 25 March 2018. 10am - 12.30pm at Mercy Centre, 4-6 Victoria Road, North Parramatta. ...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

Talking justice in the Pacific

Posted 11 02 2018

Talking justice in the Pacific

Jubilee Australia presents author Tim Winton and PNG activist Lucielle Paru for a discussion on social justice, corporate accountability and the Pacific: Friday 16 February, Marrickville Town Hall ...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

6 ways to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians

Posted 25 01 2018

According to Tanya Denning-Orman, NITV Channel Manager: "Survival Day acknowledges the mixed nature of January 26. It recognises the invasion and our history, but invasion doesn't frame us as a people. We are still here, our languages are still spoken ...more

First Australia Day - 30 July 1915

Posted 21 01 2018

The original Australia Day, a national event to raise funds for troops wounded at Gallipoli, was held on 30 July 2015. Each State celebrated their Foundation Day. NSW has always ignored 18 January 1788 when British settlement fleet landed at Botany Bay. ...more

Human Rights Commissioner on religious freedom

Posted 19 01 2018

31 January is the deadline for submissions to the religious freedom inquiry by a panel led by former Attorney General Phillip Ruddock. The Human Rights Commissioner, Ed Santow, outlines key considerations ...more

Inequality is a choice government makes

Posted 13 12 2017

We need a solid jobs plan, and full employment should be a policy priority. The government can blame people all they like but this won't address the inequality many are burdened with, writes John Falzon. ...more

Massive battery that can do much more

Posted 08 12 2017

The opening of the "world's largest" lithium-ion battery is truly a historic moment for both South Australia, and for Australia's future energy security. It may well be a game changer, by delivering services not previously provided by wind and solar PV. ...more

Tensions in Australia-China relationship

Posted 07 12 2017

Aspects of current tensions in Australia-China relations from 'Pearls and Irritations': Mark Beeson on the Australian/US alliance and China's attitude to it; and Fran Martin on the alleged influence of the Chinese Government on Chinese students. ...more

Cracking down on advocacy by charities

Posted 07 12 2017

If charities want to retain the ability to engage in advocacy, they will have to push back against those who believe participation in the public contest of ideas should be restricted to the rich and powerful, writes Community Council for Australia CEO Dav ...more

Twelve ways at Christmas - challenge to go waste free

Posted 01 12 2017

Twelve ways at Christmas - challenge to go waste free

This Advent season we can respond to the papal encyclical Laudato Si' to live simply, change our lifestyle and be part of a cultural revolution to look after God's Creation. Here are 12 ideas to practice living waste free through the silly season. ...more

60 councils, nearly 7.5 million Australians

Posted 30 11 2017

After only four months, Cities Power Partnership, which helps local councils accelerate Australia's transition to a renewable energy future, has 60 councils on board that act for more than 30% of the Australian population. ...more

Older women vulnerable to homelessness

Posted 29 11 2017

The disadvantage experienced by older women vulnerable to homelessness is an accumulation of a lifetime of gender discrimination. The housing solutions continue to elude policy makers, the media and business. ...more

Safety for ALL on Manus and Nauru

Posted 24 11 2017

The November 2017 issue of 'Just In Time' from the Social Justice Committee of CLRI (NSW) highlights the urgent need for our voices to be raised to our PM and MPs to find safe and viable options for ALL people on Manus and Nauru. The brutality must end. ...more

Raise age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years

Posted 23 11 2017

Raise age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years

Kids are not safe in Australia's prisons. Amnesty has launched a petition calling for a National Plan of Action to be led by the Federal Government. We want opportunities for kids to thrive in their communities. #NotJustDonDale, #FreeToBeKids ...more

Crisis Appeal for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Posted 23 11 2017

The ABC is supporting a crisis appeal for urgent funds to help nearly a million people who have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State. The Australian Government will match donations to the Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR up to a total of $5 million. ...more

Commbank is ditching coal!

Posted 16 11 2017

This is a huge win for people power. After more than a year of continuously exposing Commbank's dirty funding, the bank has finally agreed to reduce their funding for coal mines. ...more


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