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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

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Latest News

Putting people first in a just and equitable economy

Posted 13 10 2017

The latest issue of Act Justly from the Sydney Archdiocese Justice and Peace Office explores the new Social Justice Statement, Everyone's Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy. ...more

NSW introduces laws to revive Indigenous languages

Posted 12 10 2017

Australia's first laws to recognise and revive Indigenous languages were introduced in NSW Parliament on 11 October 2017. As part of the new legislation, an independent panel of Aboriginal language experts will be appointed and a new languages centre est ...more

Walk Together 2017 - For Freedom

Posted 11 10 2017

On 21 October we will walk together for freedom. Freedom for refugees, migrants and all. The annual Walk Together is Welcome to Australia's national celebration of Australia's diversity. 30 cities and regional centres are expected to have walks to join. ...more

Launch of Voices for Power campaign

Posted 10 10 2017

Launch of Voices for Power campaign

The new Voices for Power campaign will address issues of affordable power and climate justice for Sydney's migrant and ethnic communities. Launch is at Lidcombe on Wednesday 25 October. ...more

Australian community supports refugee family reunion

Posted 06 10 2017

Over 75% of Australians support refugee family reunion, a new poll finds. CEO of Refugee Council of Australia has called for political leadership to respect community opinions by making family reunion a reality. ...more

Coal and CSG delusion

Posted 04 10 2017

Climate change is no longer a benign theory which might have impact decades hence.Denying this reality, the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, trying to establish as many new coal, Coal Seam Gas (CSG), LNG and oil projects as it ca ...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


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