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Media Releases 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:51

It is time to bring them here

Global Trends displacement cvrArchbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), has released a statement calling on the Government to bring offshore detainees to Australia and pledged the help of Catholic communities and institutions to welcome and support them.

Marcelle Mogg 150"The Priority Investment Approach to Welfare has the potential to make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged individuals. However the Government must fund programs that improve the overall well-being of people rather than programs that simply move people out of the welfare system," Marcelle Mogg, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, said.

sick with worry cvrIn a media release, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision to change their plans to cut the energy supplement to welfare recipients.

josephite justice office logo 150A Justice and Mission conference entitled "A Running Jump" will be their focus this week, as Josephites continue to mark 150 years since their foundation, announced the Josephite Justice Office in a media release.

francis and cra 2Mr Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council, said CRA’s unwavering support has been vital to the work of the Truth Justice and Healing Council in his address at the annual Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) National Assembly which was held in the Blue Mountains on 21- 23 June.

Christian Brothers logo 150Following  the  public  hearing  of  Case  Study 11 into the Tardun,  Bindoon,  Clontarf  and  Castledare facilities,  the  Christian  Brothers  undertook  to  re-examine  cases  of  former  students  that  had  been “settled on demonstrably unjust and unreasonably low terms”. 

acbc 150 logoAustralia’s Catholic bishops have called for the voices of the thrown-away people to be heard in the long federal election campaign. The bishops today issued a statement on the 2016 Federal Election, addressed to Catholics and all people of goodwill.

charity graphic 150Australian Catholics ranging from senior clergy to school students have called upon the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, to stop the government’s planned cuts to Australian Aid in the upcoming Federal Budget.

Thursday, 31 March 2016 13:01

Josephites question nuclear waste proposal

josephite justice office logo 150Josephites around Australia have joined in questioning the proposal to import high-level nuclear waste into Australia according to a media release.

Syrian children photoThe month of March marks the 5th anniversary of the escalation of violence in Syria, described as one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today. The Caritas global network has collectively reached 1.8 million Syrians in the past year yet more help is needed, urged Caritas Australia in a media release.

Marcelle Mogg conferenceCatholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to tackle the enduring and growing problems of inequality, poverty, intergenerational disadvantage and unemployment in Australia.

tjhc logo150The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is seeking submissions to a major research project on out of home care (OOHC) where children were often at a heightened risk of sexual abuse.

catholic missionCatholic Mission is urging Australians to reach out to residents of Fiji following a category five cyclone that devastated the island at the weekend.

Bp Paul BirdThe decision of Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird cssr to make himself a defendant in historic child sex abuse civil claims was lauded for its leadership in restoring the credibility and trust in the Catholic Church.

francis sullivan150Australian Bishops and Religious Leaders are morally obliged to do everything they can to ensure police are aware of incidents of child sex abuse, said Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) in a media release.

common grace sanctuaryTwo of Australia’s largest Catholic healthcare organisations have offered to provide medical support to any of the 267 asylum seekers applying for church sanctuary to avoid their forced removal to Nauru and are encouraging other hospital groups to do the same.

Friday, 29 January 2016 15:50

TJHC welcomes CSA redress statemement

francis sullivan150In a media release on 29 January 2016, the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) welcomed the announcement from the Commonwealth Government that it will negotiate with state and territory governments for the introduction of a nationally consistent redress framework for the survivors of child sexual abuse.

logo stvincentdepaulThe St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will establish a working group to improve and increase the stock of social and affordable housing.