15 Henley Rd
(PO Box 2219)
Ph: (02) 8762 4200
Fx: (02) 8762 4220
Int'l Ph: +61 2 8762 4200
Int'l Fx: +61 2 8762 4220
Located just 100 metres to the south of Flemington Railway Station. Link to new location on Google Maps
5 Abingdon St
(Postal: 84 Park Rd)
Ph 1: (07) 3103 7376
Ph 2: (02) 8090 1976
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Submissions to Government and other inquiries from the Edmund Rice Centre, partner organisations and other supportive organisations. Also has resources to make submissions to inquiries.
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ANTaR Response Kit for the ATSIC Review Public Discussion Paper
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) have developed a kit to assist community Reconciliation groups make submissions to the Review of ATSIC. (1/08/2002)
ANTaR Submission to ATSIC Review
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation response to a discussion paper released by the ATSIC Review Panel. (26/08/2002)
Edmund Rice Centre Report Confirms a Further 39 people Deported to Danger
The Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) today released Deported to Danger II , which continues examining the fate of people whose claims for protection in Australia were rejected.
ERC Submission on Immigration Detention
The Edmund Rice Centre has made a submission to the Federal Parliament's Inquiry into Immigration Detention. The Inquiry which was called in June by Senator Evans, the Minster for Immigration is being conducted by Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Migration.In its submission the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) argues that mandatory detention should be dropped immediately, presenting evidence of how it is in breach of Australia's legal commitments under the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees.
ERC Submission on Northern Territory Intervention
Submission to the Review Board of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER)
Time for a New Approach: Consultation and Non-Discrimination the Key
Excerpts from introduction to the submission:-
This submission from ERC will attempt to answer a number of the reference questions provided by the Northern Territory Emergency Response Review Board, specifically Questions 4, 6 and 8.
However, ERC would like to note that the NTER in general has suffered from a lack of clarity about key goals and desired outcomes. It is impossible to answer many of these questions for the simple reason that there are not sufficient criteria for measurement of performance.
Policy should be based on good empirical evidence measured with well-known and agreed criteria. Thus far, there is a lack of both ood empirical evidence and good criteria in this context.
In May 2008, the Federal Government announced plans to develop a new National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children, and invited input from community organisations. This submission was prepared by a group of young women coordinating Lilla, a new International Women's Network, initiated by ERC.
INQUIRY INTO POVERTY IN AUSTRALIA (St Vincent De Paul)
The St Vincent De Paul Society (26/02/2002)
Protecting coral reefs from climate change impacts
Dr Chris McGrath's main research interests is protecting coral reefs from climate change impacts. rather than expend greenhouse gases travelling from Brisbane he sent a summary of a paper he has written that examined the scientific evidence of the threat of climate change on coral reefs in the Pacific and the policy targets necessary to avoid severe impacts. Healthy coral reefs are vital for maintaining food supplies and human rights in the Pacific. Climate stabilisation targets of 450-550 ppm carbon dioxide equivalents, allowing a rise of 2-3 degrees Celsius in mean global temperatures, are too high. If we wish to protect coral reefs in the Pacific we should aim to stabilise atmospheric greenhouse gases at 350 ppm carbon dioxide equivalents, allowing a rise of 1 degree Celsius in mean global temperatures
The Metropolitan Strategy Review 2010
A discussion paper had been implemented by the NSW department of planning to invite groups, individuals or organisations to voice out their opinions, concerns, or expertise in accordance to a summary of proposed Directions and questions we are invited to consider. Each point looked at addressing aspects such as population growth, employment, transportation, housing, climate change land use etc. The Edmund Rice Centre felt it of significance that we tackle the issue of land use specifically with regard to food production in the Sydney Basin. The following submission details the importance of the Sydney Basin in relation to the economy and the environment, and included examples internationally and domestically of urban agriculture and peri agriculture.
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Fact-sheets on key issues:
ERC initiative the Pacific Calling Partnership promotes awareness of the devastating effects of climate change on low-lying island communities of the Pacific. The PCP campaign goes beyond both the science and the spin to make evident 'the human face of climate change'.
Update: ERC Director, Phil Glendenning, recently returned to Australia from Afghanistan after 10 days interviewing returned asylum seekers again in Kabul.
ERC is redoubling our efforts to find a third-country resettlement option for those returnees from Australia with whom we have been able to make contact. We need financial support to achieve this.
Such work uncovers high levels of risk for the deportees (and for our researchers). Research publications are available here.
Listen to Phil speak of the visit to ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams.
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