Social Justice

"Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system"

Dorothy Day

September 12, 2016
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Half-Caste – any term making use of the word ‘half’ suggests an incomplete person

The following phrases are some of the terms that have been used to describe people of ‘mixed race’; the terms that are generally considered to be out-dated and offensive. Bi-racial […]
September 7, 2016
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Police Body Cameras and Accountability

Issues of police accountability are becoming more prevalent as we have seen in the ‘Black Lives Matters’ campaign that started in the US, but has now spread around the world. […]
July 10, 2016
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Constitutional Recognition, Treaty and Sovereignty

Well I heard it on the radio And I saw it on the television Back in 1988, all those talking politicians Words are easy, words are cheap Much cheaper than […]
June 19, 2016
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The Archbishop and Aboriginal people in the Swan Valley 1977

In the context of his 1975 Easter message, he wrote: ‘I find myself still supporting the present government it its opposition … to the apartheid policy of South Africa, adding […]
May 30, 2016
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Advocacy – a personal journey in an Australian context

“One cannot level one’s moral lance at every evil in the universe.  There are just too many of them. But you can do something, and the difference between doing something […]
May 2, 2016
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Negative Gearing Supports Structural Inequality

Once upon a time, the Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey frustrated many would be first home buyers by saying “get a good job that pays good money”.  Needless to say, it […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr