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
Fax: (02) 8762 4220
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Palms Australia is a Global Volunteering organisation, with an established network of over 220 partner organisations in Australia, Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Since 1961 our 'people-to-people' approach has been a successful methodology in bringing people together to exchange skills, build capabilities and promote international understanding. For 50 years we have engaged more than 1,400 Australian individuals and organisations to assist developing communities become self-sufficient and resilient, thereby nurturing a model of sustained development that exists long after our Global Volunteers return home. We are pleased to be part of the Pacific Calling Partnership.
The Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary began with a lone French woman going as a missionary to Wallis in the Central Pacific in 1845. Since the very beginning, women from Pacific nations have become members of the congregation and now include Sisters from Wallis, Futuna, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Kiribati. Sisters from New Zealand, Australia, USA and many other countries have also worked alongside these Sisters in education, health care, women’s development, catechetics and Christian formation.
The Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in New South Wales is a membership organization representing leaders of institutes of women and men religious (Catholic sisters, brothers and priests) in New South Wales.
CLRI(NSW) supports the Pacific Calling Partnership as it connects to the peoples of the low-lying Pacific islands. Catholic religious have worked in the Pacific islands for many decades and CLRI(NSW) continues the history of support for the peoples of the Pacific nations who are now facing dire challenges in the wake of the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions of the industrialized world.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) inspiration, within 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition, summons it to attend to all that is of concern to human beings. ACU shares with universities world-wide a commitment to quality in teaching, research, and service. It aspires to be a community characterised by free inquiry and academic integrity. ACU’s Institute for Advancing Community Engagement (IACE) is proud to be a member of the Pacific Calling Partnership. One of the key themes for IACE’s community engagement work is Beyond Borders – participating in action for change beyond our national boundaries. Staff and students alike are active in supporting our Pacific neighbours. Coni Forcey, a social science student at ACU’s Melbourne Campus, was awarded the 2007 Outstanding Community Engagement Award for students for her Climate Change work. Coni, with her community group, the Bayside Climate Change Action Group, created a human sign on Victoria’s Sandringham Beach earlier in 2007 with the help of 2,500 people, who spelt out their demand via the media to a waiting world. Coni’s “HALT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW!” message included a sinking “T”, representing concerns for the people of Tuvalu whose Pacific home is disappearing as sea levels rise. Contact IACE on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christian Brothers are an international group of Catholic religious Brothers, living and working in 28 countries, on five continents, with a focus on disadvantaged youth. They run schools and caring agencies for them, and, lately, have been working to bring about a more just world where both human rights (especailly the Rights of the Child and the universal Right to Education) and Earth rights are respected and protected. Through their social justice centre in Sydney (Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education), they are happy to be part of the Pacific Calling partnership. They have recently committed themselves to responding to "the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth". Pacific Calling is one group where this is happening.
Friends of the Earth (FoE) Australia is a federation of independent local groups working for a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future.
FoE Australia was founded in 1974 at a meeting on French Island in Westernport Bay, Victoria, which was then the site for a proposed nuclear reactor. Over the last 32 years, FoE has evolved into a diverse and vibrant network of groups that are working at the local, regional, national and international level.
CuriousWorks believes the arts and digital media can bring the stories of those in the margins of society into the centre.However, we believe this must be done through a best-practice model that brings real, positive change to the people and communities that are involved in this process.We do not document the stories of marginalised communities or engage in short-term programs with them. We work to empower their local cultural leaders to use digital media to represent their own people in their own ways, for the long-term. In doing so, we hope to slowly build empathy and social inclusion within and between these communities and those in the ‘mainstream’ of Australian society.Through extensive, respectful collaboration, we develop innovative creative works for the stage and screen that give prominence to Australia’s untold stories.
Based in Sydney, Australia, our work will always possess the characteristics of the country that inspires it: intercultural, interdisciplinary and clearly challenging its status quo.
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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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