Tag: Australian News

RECOGNISE: 87% of Indigenous Australians say they would vote yes

Support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continues with 77% of non-indigenous and 87% of Indigenous Australians saying they would vote yes in a referendum if held today.   The findings were released at a Reconciliation South Australia breakfast to celebrate the start of National Reconciliation Week and the 49th anniversary… Continue Reading RECOGNISE: 87% of Indigenous Australians say they would vote yes

Read the Australian Catholic Bishops’ statement in anticipation of the upcoming federal election

  The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have released a statement on the upcoming election, calling for the voices of marginalised groups in Australian society to be considered and heard during the election campaign.   The statement is called, “A Vote for the Voiceless,” and can be read here: click here.   You can read and… Continue Reading Read the Australian Catholic Bishops’ statement in anticipation of the upcoming federal election

RECOGNISE – Koori Mail Op Ed: Recognition lets seize the opportunity

The announcement of Patrick Dodson’s move to the Australian Senate for WA is another significant moment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He is a leader of great integrity and intellect, whose advocacy commands enormous respect. With the potential move of another experienced leader, Linda Burney to the Canberra corridors of power, the number… Continue Reading RECOGNISE – Koori Mail Op Ed: Recognition lets seize the opportunity

Increased Indigenous representation in Parliament welcome | Australian Human Rights Commission

Increased Indigenous representation in Federal Parliament is “a significant step forward for our mob and for the nation”, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, said. “I am delighted by the news that Professor Patrick Dodson will stand for the Senate in Western Australia. I am also thrilled by the prospect… Continue Reading Increased Indigenous representation in Parliament welcome | Australian Human Rights Commission

Latest news from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum

The February bulletin from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is now available to read on their website. This month’s bulletin contains information about the #LetThemStay campaign, which arose in response to the High Court’s ruling regarding offshore processing and detention of asylum seekers.   In early February, CAPSA released a statement condemning the… Continue Reading Latest news from the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum

Watch Missy Higgin’s tribute to Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi – Caritas Australia

Award-winning Australian musician, Missy Higgins has released her newest song, titled ‘Oh Canada’, which is about 3 year old Syrian refugee Alan (originally reported as Aylan) Kurdi and his family’s plight for sanctuary.   The video clip of the song includes drawings by children in a Caritas program in Damascus, Syria.   Missy Higgins was… Continue Reading Watch Missy Higgin’s tribute to Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi – Caritas Australia

Hearts 4 Climate – Caritas Australia: Canberra students urge PM to have a heart for climate

Working in solidarity makes it much easier to tackle climate change. Join us by taking part in Caritas Hearts 4 Climate and make your own personal pledge for climate justice, draw strength from your fellow campaigners and send a clear message to our Prime Minister that, out of love and compassion, you are asking for… Continue Reading Hearts 4 Climate – Caritas Australia: Canberra students urge PM to have a heart for climate

“Domestic violence utterly unacceptable: PM” – SBS News

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull insists domestic violence is very much on his government’s radar as it attempts to overturn “firmly entrenched” victim blaming. Releasing new research to coincide with White Ribbon Day, Mr Turnbull said the death of 78 women so far this year was “utterly unacceptable”. Despite increasing community support to end domestic violence… Continue Reading “Domestic violence utterly unacceptable: PM” – SBS News

Catholic Church in WA launches Safeguarding project in response to child sexual abuse – ABC News

The Catholic Archbishop of Perth says a new project to protect children from child abuse is his major priority during his time in the role. Archbishop Timothy Costelloe said the Safeguarding Project, believed to be the first of its kind nationally, has been launched in response to what he described as the “terrible scandal of… Continue Reading Catholic Church in WA launches Safeguarding project in response to child sexual abuse – ABC News

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