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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

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Latest News

Art from the Heart of the Cross

Posted 16 08 2017

Sometimes, a painting is more than just art. Wayside Chapel in Potts Point is hosting an exhibition of works by the artists from the medically supervised injecting centre on 2 September 2-4pm. RSVP required. ...more

Edmund Rice Centre is turning 21 - join them to celebrate

Posted 10 08 2017

In 2017, the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education is turning 21. To mark this special occasion, on Friday 8 September there is a celebratory Gala Dinner with guest speaker Senator Patrick Dodson, Australia's Father of Reconciliation an ...more

Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection

Posted 08 08 2017

Parramatta's Bishop Vincent Long is launching a year-long campaign on Sunday 27 August to bring about a culture that values fair and compassionate treatment of people seeking refuge and protection in Australia. Guest speaker is new JRS International Direc ...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 "Although Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, many cities in the US (and in Australia) are taking climate change matters into their own hands, thumbing the ...more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

Call for stronger targets on affordable housing in Sydney

Posted 22 06 2017

By signing the online petition, you will help push for stronger targets on affordable housing across Sydney and call on the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) to commit to: Affordable housing (Inclusionary Zoning) of at least 15% on private land and at le ...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

AFTINET vacancy - Trade Justice Communications Campaigner

Posted 21 06 2017

The Australian Government has announced they will start bilateral trade talks with Peru and Hong Kong, meaning Australia is now participating in 10 free trade negotiations this year. AFTINET will be monitoring all these agreements for their human right ...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

Environmental Crossroads - Watermark April 2017

Posted 05 04 2017

Environmental Crossroads - Watermark April 2017




This issue of Watermark, Environmental Crossroads, looks at the action required to meet commitments entered into under the Paris Climate Agreement that came into force on 4 November 2016 and reviews the major environmental challenges highlighted in the Australian Government’s five yearly State of the Environment 2016 report released on 7 March 2017.



Crisis of rising Incarceration Rates

Posted 02 04 2017

Crisis of rising Incarceration Rates

We need targets to reduce this unacceptable rate of imprisonment! Help us and lobby politicians now to develop justice targets to reduce the over incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ...more


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