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

Thank you Paul Power, CEO of Refugee Council of Australia for our seminar on 15 July 2018

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

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Thank you for your activism in 2018 

Latest News

Sign-on TPP-11 letter to parliamentarians: respond by July 24

Posted 19 07 2018

As a member of AFTINET, we have endorsed the letter to Labor MPs and Senators asking them to vote against the TPP-11 implementing legislation. ...more

Australians support renewables over coal

Posted 18 07 2018

Australians support renewables over coal

The Pacific Calling Partnership is highlighting a 2018 Lowy Institute Poll that finds 84% of Australians believe that the government should focus on renewable energy over coal-fired plants, even if such measures were to cost more. ...more

Review of Australian broadcasting in the Pacific

Posted 18 07 2018

The Australian Government is undertaking a review of Australian media services in the Asia-Pacific region. Pacific Calling Partnership is asking that we send messages to the Review and call for a thorough upgrade of the ABC's broadcasting to the Pacific. ...more

Alternative Solution #WithRefugees

Posted 04 06 2018

Alternative Solution #WithRefugees

There's a workable alternative to Australia's asylum policy. The bad example set by Australia is damaging a global system already in crisis. But it's not too late to change tack, write James Hathaway and Daniel Ghezelbash. ...more

Surveillance in Australia: Who's watching the watchers?

Posted 04 06 2018

That the government is considering granting the Australian Signals Directorate powers to spy on Australian citizens, including emails, texts and bank records, on top of the extensive surveillance powers already held by ASIO and the AFP, is cause for alarm ...more

Sign Petition to stand with Traditional Owners against Adani

Posted 04 06 2018

Read the latest message from the leaders of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners. They are the Traditional Owners of the land where mining giant Adani want to build the Carmichael coal mine. ...more

Song from Kiribati calls world to address SDGs

Posted 26 05 2018

Song from Kiribati calls world to address SDGs

Pacific Calling Partnerships invites us to hear a song from Kiribati that was composed, sung and performed in Kiribati to tell the world we need to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...more

Going local - affordable and secure housing campaign

Posted 26 05 2018

Vinnies NSW and the Sydney Alliance partners are putting together local teams to motivate local councils and convince local MPs in the lead up to the NSW election to act on affordable and stable housing. ...more

Now only 4 cents a day - current ABC funding per capita

Posted 26 05 2018

Quentin Dempster, a former ABC journalist and contributing editor of The New Daily, writes that the ABC Board is preparing for a public campaign on its funding. ...more

Backing pharmacies over consumers, as usual

Posted 17 05 2018

Every five to 10 years in Australia, the government establishes a review of the regulations governing pharmacies that invariably come to the same conclusion: community pharmacy is over-regulated, and a reduction in regulation would benefit consumers. ...more

Make a submission in support of Uluru Statement

Posted 13 05 2018

Make a submission in support of Uluru Statement

11 June is the closing date for submissions to the Joint Parliamentary Committee to show support for Constitutional reform and the Uluru Statement from the Heart encourages Reconciliation Australia, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande ...more

Radical Sydney walking tours

Posted 12 05 2018

Spread the word! Join a two-hour tour of Radical Sydney's past - raising funds for organising Sydney's future! Secret stories of civil society organising all over the city: Carving our political space for women, the sparks of the Indigenous civil rights m ...more

Funding cuts threaten safety of asylum seekers

Posted 04 05 2018

The latest Federal Government withdrawal of financial, case work and trauma counselling support to thousands of people who are living in our community threatens their safety. The House of Welcome asks us to open ourselves to the human stories and needs ...more

Rental affordability worsens for lowest income earners

Posted 01 05 2018

Rental affordability worsens for lowest income earners

Our housing system is failing millions of Australians. Rents have been rising much faster than people's incomes. And we don't have enough secure, affordable rentals. We need action now to stop more people falling into hardship and crisis. ...more

Your next meal could help change lives

Posted 20 04 2018

Your next meal could help change lives

Four Brave Women is a cafe initiative of The Trading Circle in Summer Hill that aims to give refugees experience over 8 weeks as cooks. The aim is for them to be able to operate and grow their own small business. ...more

Death of Australian children's TV programming

Posted 18 04 2018

Patricia Edgar, founding Director of Australian Children's Television Foundation, reflects on lessons that may be learned from the BBC reinvesting to serve its youngest audience and advocates for quick action on Australia's children's programming ...more

Australia is not listening in the Pacific

Posted 17 04 2018

In the Vanuatu Daily Post, Dan McGarry opines that "the average Australian's conception of Pacific island nations is so limited it makes some of us wonder if they even want to understand. Our voices and our reality are pointedly and repeated ignored" ...more

Pathways to justice pass through health - 6 ways to prevent harm of incarceration

Posted 13 04 2018

Pathways to justice pass through health - 6 ways to prevent harm of incarceration

The major findings of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Pathways to Justice report on the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was tabled in Parliament last week and is awaiting a detailed response from government. ...more

New record lows for Australia's foreign aid

Posted 06 04 2018

New record lows for Australia's foreign aid

Since the Coalition's 2014 decision to cut foreign aid funding by $1.4 billion per year, Australia's foreign aid record has not improved. A new report from The Australia Institute suggests that Australia's aid spending could be cut even further. ...more

It's the community's economy and we vote

Posted 16 03 2018

The Sydney Morning Herald's economics editor Ross Gittins reflects on the role of governments in setting boundaries within market economies - for entrepreneurs to be entrepreneurial - on behalf of the community's economy. ...more


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