Friday 16 August 2019
Despite strong recent statements from a number of Pacific island leaders about the importance of curbing Australia’s coal mining activities, the final Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) 2019 Communique, including the Kainaki II Declaration, is a significantly weakened version than had been hoped for by many.Read more
Monday 12 August 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's expected announcement of a $500 million climate finance package for the Pacific confirms the Australian Government's failure to act on the central component of Pacific leaders’ requests- strong and urgent climate action by Australia.
We will be closing our doors on Friday 20 September 2019 to attend the climate strike in Sydney CBD organised by the young people at School Strike 4 Climate. This is a global event and there will be rallies across Australia, including all major cities. We encourage all our supporters to join us.
Newly Arrived Syrian and Iraqi Refugees Learn About Services in SW Sydney 2019 Community Services Expo, Tuesday August 6
On Tuesday August 6, Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) conducted another successful Community Services Expo at Patrician Brothers College in Fairfield in partnership with the College and Sydney Catholic Schools.Read more
Asylum Seekers Six Years in Limbo-Letter from the Vicar General of the Diocese of Darwin Fr Malcolm Fyfe msc
Office of Vicar General
The Honourable Mr Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia.
Dear Prime Minister,
Today is the sixth anniversary of PM Kevin Rudd’s announcement that no person seeking asylum by boat would ever be resettled in Australia.
Every single person arriving after that date was to be subjected to indefinite detention on Manus Island, PNG, or in the Republic of Nauru, under ‘processing’ arrangements between the Australian Government and those Pacific states.Read more