Polling conducted by the Australia Institute in August has found that 79% of the public support a Royal Commission into Immigration Detention. You can read the full report here. Julie Macken from the Justice and Peace Office also writes about the findings on John Menadue’s Pearls and Irritations today.
The Australian Catholic Bishops have launched their 2023-24 social justice statement, titled ‘Listen, Learn, Love’ which calls for new engagement with First Australians. In a departure from tradition, this year’s statement is in two parts: the first is written by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) and the second part is … Continue reading Listen, Learn, Love: 2023-24 social justice statement
In light of recent developments uncovered by Nine Media the push for a Royal Commission into Immigration Detention – supported by the Justice and Peace Office – has gathered further momentum. All the independent members of the House of Representatives jointly issued a call for a Royal Commission on Tuesday 1 August. The move is … Continue reading Immigration Detention Royal Commission push gathers momentum
On Monday 31 July the Justice and Peace Office was pleased to host, with Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN), a visit of two women from the islands of Guahan (Guam) and Ryukyu (Okinawa). Monaeka Flores and Shinako Oyakawa both belong to the First Nations communities on these islands and live daily with the impact … Continue reading Peace activists visit Sydney
On Wednesday 26 July the Justice and Peace Office hosted the annual tri-diocesan social justice evening in conjunction with the Dioceses of Parramatta and Broken Bay. The event was a discussion of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2022-23 Social Justice Statement, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse. We were privileged to have theologian Leonie Westenberg (second from … Continue reading Shining a light on the Domestic Violence crisis