Sydney Street Feast returned to the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 18 November 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Street Feast was introduced by the Justice & Peace Office in 2017 in response to Pope Francis’ initiation of an annual World Day of the Poor on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary … Continue reading Street Feast returns!
By Dr. Michael Walker and Dr. Robbie Lloyd You can probably think of a friend or relative who has become a bit of a hermit during COVID: quite happy isolated in their house and who isn’t rushing to return to their former social life. It isn’t just adults, either; many young people have taken to … Continue reading Modern day ‘hermits’ may not be doing okay
Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Uber’s arrival in Australia.
Throughout that time it has brazenly ignored Australia’s minimum standards on pay and conditions of work. Uber’s drivers and couriers are paid less than the relevant Award, and do not receive sick pay, holiday pay, superannuation or workers compensation when injured.
by Dr. Michael Walker We have been hearing for some time about wage stagnation in Australia. Wages have not kept up with rising costs of living for some years now. Yet the economy is booming. Where’s all the money been going? More and more to the profit share of business. That means either the owners … Continue reading Decent wages: Why bargaining rules matter