Today, we lost something that generations of Australians that came before fought for- the recognition that community, family and leisure time matter and that if business wants to encroach on it they have to a pay a penalty in the form of higher wages to their employees. Some will say the cuts are fair, for … Continue reading Federal Court says Sunday penalty rate cuts are here to stay…
Our October-November issue of Act Justly is out. In this Issue we explore the new Social Justice Statement, Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy’. We begin with a summary of the statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, then a reflection on the Statement and some of the ideas shared by the likes … Continue reading New Act Justly issue is here!
Please join us for our last 2017 Social Justice Gathering. We will have speakers on a variety of topics related to the new Social Justice Statement, ‘Everyone’s Business: Building an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy’. There will be a mix of practical and informative sessions and time to renew or begin relationships with social justice leaders … Continue reading Final Social Justice Gathering!
Yesterday (Sept 19) the JPO and the Archdiocese’s Life Marriage and Family Centre came together with the Shop Distributive Allied Employees Association (SDA – Union for retail and fast food workers) and partners and friends of the Sydney Alliance to fight for Boxing Day trading restriction to be reinstated. You will remember we lost these … Continue reading Saving Boxing Day for Families
The real call of this [Statement] is to move beyond ‘them and us’ to being only us!’ – Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO We were thrilled to attend the national launch of the 2017-18 Bishop’s Social Justice Statement this morning. Titled Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy, the Statement draws on the Church’s … Continue reading Just landed! 2017-18 Social Justice Statement – ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy’