CSSA National Conference 23 - 26 August 2022

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Church calls for living wage for Australian families

17 March 2019 The Church has made submissions on the minimum wage since 2003 with a focus on low-paid workers and their families, arguing for a decent standard of living for wage-dependent families. Megan Kavanagh, a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Employment Relations Reference Group, said there has been a tradition in Australia – dating...

A job is the best form of welfare

17 January 2019 With its announcement of an overhaul of the Jobactive program, the Australian Labor Party last week made the first move of the year on employment policy. But with a federal election looming, we ought to prepare ourselves for a mantra of “jobs” and “the economy”. Read more at Pro Bono Australia.

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – Statement on Refugees and Asylum Seekers

December 18, 2018 STATEMENT FROM THE ACBC PRESIDENT ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE Our elected representatives have returned home for Christmas without resolving the offshore detention crisis that confronts our country. It would seem that a majority in both houses of our Parliament favour laws and policies that will bring to an end the five-year saga of refugees and...