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Friday, 12 April 2019

Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

Despite improved mental health being a national priority for over 25 years many people are still not receiving the support they need. See our submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Catholic Social Teaching: Debunking the Myths

"Spread a culture of tolerance and learn to engage respectfully with people who passionately disagree with you". This was the dominant theme of CSSA's CEO, Fr Frank Brennan's presentation at Catholic Care’s, Towards Practice Excellence, two day staff conference at Hunter Stadium from 27-28 February.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Medicalisation-nation: Australia’s growing public policy dependence on drugs

Australian media regularly reports concerns about the over-use of drugs to treat our most vulnerable. However, what this reporting has missed is the subtle but underlying trend toward medicalisation in public policy - CSSA's Director Research, Brenton Prosser PhD, in the Mandarin

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Christian charity must start with God: Lismore Bishop

The first call for those working in social services is to see the need of others through the eyes of God, Lismore Bishop Greg Homeming OCD has told Catholic social service leaders from across the country. CSSA 2019 National Conference, 'Meeting the Unmet Need' 19-20 February 2019

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Brisbane Launch Social Justice Statement - Audio

Brisbane Launch of the Catholic Church's annual social justice statement on homelessness and affordable housing for all: A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, released 6 September