In an open letter written on 19 July 2021, the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Darwin, Father Malcolm P. Fyfe msc, urged the Prime Minister to cease Australia’s cruel policies towards people seeking protection by boat and to consider an amnesty for those still in detention. 19 July 2021 is the 8th year anniversary … Continue reading Vicar General of Darwin Urges Prime Minister for an Amnesty
It has been over a year since the chief law officers from Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and decided not to raise the age of criminal responsibility. In several States and Territories in Australia, children as young as 10 can be incarcerated for minor offences. This is despite the UN Committee on the Rights of … Continue reading Take Action on Raising the Age
The 2021-22 Social Justice Statement of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is entitled Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor and will be launched on Thursday 5th August 2021 by the Office for Social Justice ahead of Social Justice Sunday on 29 August 2021. This year the Social Justice Statement focuses on why it … Continue reading Online Launch of Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
The Justice and Peace Office works collaboratively with other Catholic organisations, and with people of all faiths and none, to address shared concerns in a range of social justice areas.