As we prepare for the Federal Election we call to mind the values, which we hope will guide us at this time – human dignity, human rights, the common good, ecological responsibility, a fair deal for all, and preference for those ‘made’ poor. We know that global warming, the unprecedented number of people seeking asylum around the world, inequality, and economic injustices are clear challenges of our time.
NetAct - a Project of Catholic Social Justice, Welfare and Educational Agencies - has prepared this kit which we trust will assist you to consider which Parties/candidates would be most likely to work for structures and policies which would support these values and a sustainable way of living on the earth. A real challenge for us all.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must immediately reprimand Immigration Minister Peter Dutton over comments he made last night that refugees are uneducated, unemployable and at the same time “taking Australian jobs.”Read more
One would not know it from our mass media, but there is much happening globally to address the threat posed by the over 15,000 nuclear weapons that still exist.
And one wouldn’t know it from our own government’s statements, but Australia is a part of the problem, rather than a part of the solution, in getting rid of these worst of all weapons.