Message from CCJP
Our next Sunday Seminar speaker is Paul Power, CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia. It is on Sunday March 16th and the topic is "The Moral Bankruptcy of Australia’s Asylum Seekers Policy”.
Please help CCJP to continue its work raising awareness and advocating on social justice issues. Membership for 2014 is $50 and can be paid by cheque, credit card or Paypal.
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Anne Lane and the CCJP Working group members.
Posted Mar 6, 2014
March 8th is International Women's Day, click on the link to see events in Sydney http://www.internationalwomensday.com/esearch.asp?country=13&town=Sydney#.UxOF04UsiRM International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th across the world. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. It is a ...more
Posted Mar 5, 2014
Have you thought about giving up something for Lent?
Why not follow the Lenten Carbon Fast from the CLRI NSW Social Justice Committee. The Calendar provides an action idea for each day of Lent. Click on Carbon Fast Calendar
Posted Mar 5, 2014
Have you seen the news? Secret files obtained by Greenpeace under Freedom of Information laws have exposed how Reef authorities repeatedly warned our government of the unnecessary and irreversible harm dredging and dumping would cause to our Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Reef authorities called the project “unacceptable”. Yet instead of ...more
Posted Mar 4, 2014
Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know Where do Australia's asylum seekers come from – and how does the country compare with the rest of the world? Does Australia have a problem with refugees? Both major parties believe it does, agreeing that offshore processing is necessary to deter ...more
Posted Mar 3, 2014
Article by Frank O'Shea in Canberra Times Here is what we know. Manus Island is being used as a place to put people who have arrived in Australia without proper papers - ''illegally'' is the adverb used by the government. They are supervised in enclosed compounds while their claims for refugee ...more
Posted Mar 1, 2014
Rally for a better Australia NOW. March in March People Power – 16 March 2014 Visit the Facebook Page: http://m.facebook.com/events/267057476785262?_ft_ On Sunday 16 March, at Belmore Park in Sydney, Australia unites to march in protest the Abbott Government. This is a national event aimed to bring together the hundreds of thousands of ...more
Posted Feb 23, 2014
Sunday 23rd Feb at 8pm - Town Hall Square ...more
Asylum Seekers and Refugees Education Resource: Activities for Students A Resource for Educators from the ERC Sydney
Posted Feb 21, 2014
FOCUSING ON REAL PEOPLE AND THEIR STORIES The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education is involved in a range of human rights projects and initiatives which encourage greater awareness, understanding and action for positive change. For many years the Edmund Rice Centre has been working to raise awareness of, ...more
Posted Feb 19, 2014
We the members of CCJP knew 2013 was going to be a big year politically with the Federal Election due and the state of politics in Australia..... Once again, a big thank you to the members of the Working Party. It is called that for a reason. They do the work. ...more
Refugee Council of Australia - Use of Temporary Humanitarian Concern visas an alternative to Temporary Protection Visas
Posted Feb 12, 2014
The Australian Government has begun to grant Temporary Humanitarian Concern visas (subclass 786) to refugees who entered Australia by boat to seek asylum. This new policy follows the Senate's decision in December to disallow the regulation which reintroduced Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785). The attached document from the Refugee Council of ...more