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Stay informed and take action - CCJP 2017

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

Next Seminar - Sunday 15 October 2017

Frances Rush, CEO of the Asylum Seekers Centre

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

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Latest News

Compassion over cruelty - Responding to people seeking safety

Posted 13 09 2017

Ms Frances Rush, CEO of the Asylum Seekers Centre in Sydney will speak at the Sunday Seminar on 15 October 2017, 10am to 12 noon at the Catherine McAuley Room, 6 Victoria Road, Parramatta. Frances has been associated with ASC since its inception in 1993. ...more

Living Laudato Si' - Book Launch and Workshop

Posted 06 09 2017

Living Laudato Si' - Book Launch and Workshop

Come and meet Manny Bautista, author of 'Living Laudato Si' - The Ecological Challenge of Pope Francis', a 40-day Reflection on the Care of our Common Home. 11 October 7-8.30pm at Institute for Mission, Blacktown. ...more

Appeal from the Asylum Seekers Centre

Posted 31 08 2017

Appeal from the Asylum Seekers Centre

Whilst the group of asylum seekers affected by the Government's announcement to stop all financial assistance, will now have work rights, this has resulted in immense distress. CEO of Asylum Seeker Centre appeals for assistance to respond to the needs of ...more

Resources on Marriage Plebiscite

Posted 31 08 2017

To help us make an informed conscientious decision in the forthcoming postal ballot on marriage equality, we have gathered various resources. The controversial plebiscite has been politically imposed on us and the issue is unlikely to be decided this year ...more


Posted 31 08 2017

In the past 72 hours, 65 people seeking protection in Australia have been told by our Government that they will lose all income support immediately and be forced out of their accommodation within three weeks. The new policy affects more than 410 men, wome ...more

Watermark issue - tips on plastic and food waste

Posted 29 08 2017

The August issue of Watermark from CLRI (NSW) covers the lead up to next global climate meeting in November and for practical action during the Season of Creation (1 September to 4 October) offers tips to reduce plastic and food waste. ...more

Make Renting Fair campaign - needs our help

Posted 24 08 2017

Make Renting Fair campaign - needs our help

Renting laws will be debated in NSW Parliament soon - possibly as early as mid-September - as the NSW Government looks to implement some of the recommendations from the review of the Residential Tenancies Act. Contact your local MP. New campaign resources ...more

Our Climate Future - key concerns and signs of hope

Posted 05 08 2017

Our Climate Future - key concerns and signs of hope

Professor Tim Flannery (right) was a compelling speaker on Our Climate Future at the Sunday Seminar on 16 July 2017 and the transcript of his address and the question and answer discussion that followed can now be downloaded. "Inspirational", "marvellous" ...more

Stopping boats and saving lives, four years on

Posted 26 07 2017

How much longer will we continue to punish proven refugees who are our responsibility while they await interminable, uncertain futures in offshore detention on Nauru and Manus Island? Frank Brennan, Tim Costello, Robert Manne and John Menadue have publis ...more

Solving the climate crisis: one city at a time

Posted 19 07 2017

Professor Lesley Hughes, provides some good news in Pearls and Irritations Daily. "Although Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, many cities in the US (and in Australia) are taking climate change matters into their own hands, thumbing the ...more

Uluru Statement from the Heart and Indigenous incarceration

Posted 19 07 2017

The Uluru Statement from the Heart sets a way forward that invites all Australians to create our future together. The statement also highlights shocking rates of Indigenous imprisonment. The July issue of CLRI NSW's Just in Time publication looks at w ...more

Our Languages Matter - NAIDOC Week 2017

Posted 30 06 2017

Our Languages Matter - NAIDOC Week 2017

The 2017 NAIDOC Week theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres ...more

Get the facts on Sydney's housing affordability

Posted 22 06 2017

Housing affordability is no easy issue to get your head around. Yet it is something that affects us all here in Sydney. Sydney Alliance has put together a short 3-point summary and video, with all the key facts you need to know! ...more

Update from Leader of Opposition on Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017

Posted 21 06 2017

Labor has voted in favour of this legislation to restore certainty to the native title system in Australia, after extensive consultation with Indigenous groups. The legislation relates to around 130 Indigenous Land Use Agreements all around Australia. ...more

View the film Guarding the Galilee - stop Adani myths

Posted 14 05 2017

On Saturday 6 May 2017 at the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, our Stop Adani group met to view the film Guarding the Galilee. The information presented in the film informed and disturbed us. It was sobering but enlightening too to understand what myths are ...more

Take action for West Papua

Posted 10 05 2017

Take action for West Papua

Transnational mining corporations from the US, Britain, Australia, Spain, Sweden and Norway make huge profits from resource-rich West Papua. We have a responsibility to replicate the important role that international networks played in Timor-Leste's succ ...more

Referendum coming soon, get the full picture

Posted 09 05 2017

How to best recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution is a topic for all Australians. Submissions are open until 15 May 2017 and the Referendum Council wants everyone's input. ...more

Petition for border with Timor-Leste

Posted 29 04 2017

Timor-Leste (East Timor) wants a boundary with Australia in the Timor Sea drawn halfway between the two countries, in accordance with current international law. Australia needs to finalise the matter, and to do it as soon as possible. ...more

Remembering Noni Ball RIP

Posted 29 04 2017

Many of our members would remember longtime member of CCJP, Sr Noni Ball rsm, who died three weeks ago ...more

Sydney Palm Sunday Rally photos

Posted 16 04 2017

Updated on 22 06 2017

Over 3,000 people from a broad range of organisations rallied in Sydney's Hyde Park North on a hot afternoon to demand the landing of all refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru into Australia. ...more


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