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posted Jun 30, 2014, 2:17 PM by Sean Donovan

JULY 2014    ISSUE 158


Welcome to the monthly news and information briefing from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, the social justice and human rights agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. This email contains highlights only. The full Briefing is online.




FROM THE SECRETARIAT: Social Justice Statement to acknowledge both sides of sport

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council is preparing to publish the Australian Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2014-2015. This year's Statement is titled A Crown for Australia: Striving for the best in this sporting nation. It celebrates the gifts that sport can give us as individuals and as a society, but also challenges us to confront a darker side of sport. Read more




ISSUES: Fairtrade Australia launches The Power of You

New research into everyday shopping habits reveals Australians place a higher priority on purchasing products that support people in need. Eight in ten Australians would purchase everyday products which support people in need. Seven in ten Australians support the claim that ethical products are good value for money. Read more




PUBLICATIONS: New publication Building Bridges

The ACSJC is taking orders for the new publication of the collected Social Justice Statements issued by Australia's Bishops between 1988 and 2013. The book,Building Bridges: Social Justice Statements from Australia's Bishops 1988 to 2013, brings these Statements together in an attractive and readable format. Read more




EVENTS: 6 July is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Catholics from all over Australia will come together to celebrate and acknowledge the gifts that Indigenous people bring to the Catholic Church in Australia. It is also a time to reflect on our own relationships with Australia's first people. Read more




NEWS: Catholic Earthcare supports ecological and social justice

To commemorate World Environment Day on 5 June, Catholic Earthcare established 28 learning communities across Australia through the launch of the National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN). Read more




DIARY: 1 July 2012: Commencement of the Fair Work Amendment (TCF Industry) Act 2011

This landmark piece of legislation aimed to ensure outworkers in the garment industry receive fair pay and conditions. Read more




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