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

SAVE THE DATE - Next Sunday Seminar is 16 June 2019 at 10am with Dr Simon Longstaff AO of The Ethics Centre

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

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Latest News

Election to determine climate action for next decade

Posted 12 04 2019

Election to determine climate action for next decade

Polling shows that climate change is now a vote-deciding issue: the majority of Australians want climate change action, and support renewable energy. ...more

Australia votes: Tap into resources on refugee issues

Posted 12 04 2019

Australia's next federal election has been called for 18 May, and we expect robust debate about the country's future.This is an important time to promote durable solutions to displacement. Elections give all citizens a voice and a choice. ...more

Budget give-aways signal political emergency

Posted 04 04 2019

Writing in New Daily, leading economics writer Michael Pascoe bemoans the lack of substance behind the government's core budget spends. Contrary to the budget speech rhetoric, there is no "plan" for strong, sustainable economic growth. ...more

Toxic brew of hypocrisy and coming elections

Posted 28 03 2019

In the red corner, President Erdogan's party is facing local elections in Turkey on 31 March. In the blue corner is Scott Morrison, current PM of Australia, facing elections no later than May. ...more

Striking for our Future

Posted 22 03 2019

Striking for our Future

"We have twelve years to stop the climate from worsening, and that requires a drastic change in the way we treat mother earth. Our current policies are killing the earth, and there is no planet B" writes Australian school student, Louisa Menadue. ...more

Medical transfers from offshore processing to Australia

Posted 09 03 2019

Medical transfers from offshore processing to Australia

What is the MedEvac legislation and what does it do? As the Prime Minister re-opens the Christmas Island detention centre, the Kaldor Centre explains the facts behind medical transfers from offshore detention to Australia. ...more

Let's really talk about constitutional recognition

Posted 18 02 2019

Let's really talk about constitutional recognition

Jennifer Newman's Sunday seminar on 17 February 2019 took us to understanding the two-way movement required for true decolonisation of Australia's history of over 60,200 years and for seeking equal participation in the national polity. ...more

Change the date - articles and comment on Australia's day

Posted 02 02 2019

#changethedate is a collection of links to media articles and comment on changing the date of Australia Day. John Menadue's Pearls and Irritations also has insightful opinions on changing the date for reflection. ...more

Federal Court appeal against Adani is on track

Posted 11 01 2019

The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council have advised supporters that their appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court has been upheld and that "we are still in the way of Adani building its catastrophic mine." ...more

Investigations reveal how we are being conned

Posted 13 12 2018

Jesuit Fr Michael Kelly urges us to "call out" the bipartisan piece of enduring deception over asylum seeker arrivals in Australia. Read about the 'con' in a series of articles in 'Pearls and Irritations'. ...more

Something important happened on treaty

Posted 06 12 2018

Mungo Maccallum writes that something very important happened in politics last week when the joint parliamentary committee on indigenous voice in parliament reported that the idea should be progressed. ...more

Adani now has finance to start - URGENT ACTION NEEDED

Posted 30 11 2018

Adani now has finance to start - URGENT ACTION NEEDED

Queensland is on fire. There is drought across most of the state as well as all of New South Wales. Children are going on strike to protest for urgent climate action. And Adani has declared that the coal mine is going ahead and starting before Christmas. ...more

Let's Go #BlueForNauru

Posted 19 11 2018

Tomorrow is Universal Children's Day. We need you to make a huge amount of noise. Today: Don't forget to remind all staff, customers, friends and followers to wear blue tomorrow in solidarity with children and their families still trapped on Nauru. ...more

Nationalism: the world's biggest threat

Posted 18 11 2018

Writes George Browning, former Anglican Bishop of Canberra-Goulburn: "We owe President Emmanuel Macron a debt of gratitude for his recent speech in Paris. 'Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.' ...more

Young people discuss climate change

Posted 04 11 2018

Young people discuss climate change

The CCJP seminar on Sunday 21 October featured students from Catherine McAuley Westmead, Domremy College and OLMC Parramatta speaking about their projects for environmental sustainability. The students were articulate, knowledgeable and passionate. ...more

Carmen Lawrence: Waste in current school funding

Posted 01 11 2018

In our panel discussions which reviewed school funding in Australia, the so-called 'Gonski review', the effects of the declining influence of state governments and the increasing exercise of power by the Commonwealth, was pivotal to deliberations. ...more

Earthkin presents seminar on Trees

Posted 24 10 2018

The Tree of Life is a mystical symbol found in every culture and religion. It reminds us of our common ancestry and of our interconnection with all life forms. Hear from a scientist and artist on Saturday 27 October, Parramatta. ...more

Long walk from Dubbo - new Fair Treatment campaign

Posted 14 10 2018

The Long Walk is the primary activity of the Fair Treatment drug law reform campaign before the NSW State election. The campaign highlights the need for to improve outcomes for individuals and their families in rural areas. ...more

Frank Brennan: Walking together for a better future

Posted 05 10 2018

Frank Brennan: Walking together for a better future

Frank Brennan's keynote address to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly: 'Strong Faith. Strong Youth. Strong Future - Walking Together in a movement of the Australian people for a better future' on 1 October 2018. ...more

Climate Warrior from Kiribati to speak in Melbourne and Sydney

Posted 22 09 2018

Climate Warrior from Kiribati to speak in Melbourne and Sydney

Former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong (pictured right), will be giving public talks in Melbourne and Sydney during October in order to highlight Australia's need to engage with Pacific Island neighbours on climate changes now. ...more


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