Statement on Trade in Arms by Australia

A statement by Father Claude Mostowik msc, President Pax Christi Australia:

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke of ‘Australian jobs, Australian ingenuity and Australian technology’ he announced that Australia wants to be among the 10 big arms manufacturers and traders in the world. It seemed like another version of the old mantra of ‘jobs and growth’. Jobs and growth great! But, we must ask at what cost? At what price?  

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Show your solidarity with Indigenous peoples this Survival Day

There has been a significant amount of discussion and commentary in the media over the past week about 26 January. The debate is about more than just a date. It's about who we are as a country and whether we remain trapped by our history and paralysed by the failure to imagine any relationship with Aboriginal peoples other than assimilation.

We've put together a list of 5 things you can do to show solidarity with Indigenous Australians.

You can check out the guide here.

The Rohingya People: threat or victims

The recent displacement of over 700,000 ethnic Rohingyan refugees from a population of 1.1 million in Myanmar has been pronounced both a ‘human rights nightmare’ and the ‘world's fastest developing refugee emergency’. Although Rohingyan refugees from Myanmar fleeing violence and persecution into neighbouring states has occurred for decades, the extent of state sponsored violence and sheer scale of Rohingyan relocation has seen the 2017 refugee crisis in Myanmar characterised as a ‘looming human catastrophe’ and ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’.

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