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Stay informed and take action - CCJP 2019

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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Sovereignty and Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Posted 07 06 2019

The Uluru Statement is at the forefront of discussion post-election. Henry Reynolds argues that the question of sovereignty overshadows every other consideration. Senator Pat Dodson urges government to 'deal with' Indigenous voice to parliament. ...more

Restoring Australia's reputation as compassionate and creative

Posted 06 06 2019

Catholic Religious Australia wrote to the incoming PM Scott Morrison to ask his government to give priority attention to several areas to restore Australia's reputation and practices as those of a compassionate and creative nation. ...more

Is Australia still an ethical country?

Posted 27 05 2019

Is Australia still an ethical country?

Dr Simon Longstaff AO, philosopher and Executive Director of The Ethics Centre will present the Sunday Seminar on 16 June 2019. Over 25 years ago Simon pulled a circle of chairs together for a conversation about Ethics being at the centre of being human. ...more

Climate change and cost of living - real election choice

Posted 16 05 2019

Writing in John Menadue's blog 'Pearls and Irritations' , Michael Keating has written a two-part article on the economic choice being offered to voters - looking at fiscal plans and the likely economic impacts. ...more

UK declares climate emergency - why not Australia?

Posted 10 05 2019

Last Wednesday night a bipartisan UK Parliament passed an extraordinary measure: a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency. There are now some 49 million people living under national, city and local declarations of a climate emergency ...more

Prepare for National Reconciliation Week 2019

Posted 03 05 2019

Prepare for National Reconciliation Week 2019

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June. The 2019 NRW theme is: Grounded in Truth | Walk Together with Courage. ...more

Vote Compassion - Federal Election Resources

Posted 02 05 2019

Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA), that includes major Catholic agencies, have gathered a number of resources and kits to link values and issues for our conversations at this time. ...more

Elections are for the 'common good' - put democracy to action

Posted 27 04 2019

Elections are for the 'common good' - put democracy to action

We in CCJP believe it is time ordinary citizens speak up for a vision of our nation that looks for the common good beyond individualism and self-interest. It is both our democratic right and responsibility to do so. ...more

A new narrative after Christchurch and Colombo

Posted 27 04 2019

"There is a difference between Colombo and Christchurch which might be worth exploring. Paradoxically, the most useful things that governments can do are those which are least often tried" writes Justin Glyn SJ in Eureka Street. ...more

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


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