Social Justice Statements

Social Justice Statements – Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

Each year the Bishops issue a major statement for the coming year on Social Justice Sunday (the last Sunday in September). Related materials are produced including ten step leaflets, prayer cards, liturgy notes, community education resources, powerpoints etc.

  • To order hard copies from previous years’ Social Justice Statements, download an order form.
  • Or download a copy from the list below (from 2000 till now).
  • For word copies of earlier Statements contact us (a list of all Statements is available here).

2017-20182016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014

2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000



Perth launch of the 2017-18 Social Justice Statement:

The Perth Launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) ‘Social Justice Statement’ took place on Thursday 21st September 2017 at the Newman Siena Centre in Doubleview.

The event was hosted by Carol Mitchell the Director of the Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO).  Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton launched the ‘Social Justice Statement’ and Agency colleagues shared their experiences as well as what the ‘statement’ meant for them as a Catholic Agency and these included…

  • Damian Walsh – Director   –    The Shopfront
  • Vicky Burrows – Director   –    Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM)
  • Cheryl Lennox-Bradley     –     ACM Council Member
  • Nigel Hayward                  –    Catholic Earthcare Australia (CEAWA)
  • Bronia Karniewicz            –    Director – Respect Life Office (Social Justice Prayer)
    • Aunty Marie Taylor –    Elder of the Wadjuk Peoples of the Nungar Nation                                                   (Welcome to Country)



2017-2018: Everyone’s Business
Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy

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Source: Social Justice Statements – Australian Catholic Social Justice Council



2016-17: A Place at the Table:

Social justice in an ageing society”


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 Source: Social Justice Statements – Australian Catholic Social Justice Council


 Perth launch of the 2015-16 Social Justice Statement:




SJ Statement Image

2015-2016: For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers


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