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Love is the heart of everything

By Dr John Falzon Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement, 2012 Sydney, 21 September 2012 Long before there was such a thing as Australia there were families who lived here, people who cared for each other and the earth, people for whom the world was a …

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What’s a good society got to do with health?

Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia, explores what kind of society promotes good health, and argues that punitive policies, such as compulsory income management, are a sign of an unhealthy society. Follow link to full article on blogs.crikey.com.au

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Anti-Poverty Week 14-20 October 2012

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia; encourage research, discussion …

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Who’s afraid of human rights?

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By Emilija Beljic Human rights form part of the democratic process and serve to strengthen a democracy, demanding transparency in the legislative process and calling into account elected representatives when their political judgement falls short of expectations demanded by their citizens. The juxtaposition of modern democratic theory on one hand …

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