Reconnecting with partners in Kiribati for climate justice

This month saw our first visit in 4 years to Kiribati, where we had the opportunity to reconnect with our partners Kiribati Climate Action Network, Tungaru Climate Alliance and Tungaru Youth Action. We also had the honour of working closely with 22 awesome emerging I-Kiribati climate leaders (pictured below) building on their leadership and advocacy skills. On this occasion Edmund Rice Community Services Executive Director Andree Brown joined us on our visit to better understand our work. In Andree's words: "Thank you again for a very enlightening and enjoyable week. Such privilege to have the community open up to us the way they did. A real treasure to hold." Ko Raba Kiribati. Thank you to each and everyone of you for partnering with us to work towards climate justice for all. Ninikoria to all of us! (Ninikoria is Courage in I-Kiribati).

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REGISTER NOW for the Legal Empowerment Course for Tamil Community

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education and DLA Piper are organizing a Legal Empowerment Course for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants. The purpose of the course is to empower multicultural communities in NSW by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated skills.

Learn about:
✅Australia's Legal and Government System🇦🇺
✅Employment and Your Rights
✅Police and Your Rights
✅Domestic Violence and AVO
Date: 31 Oct, 7, 14 and 21 Nov
Time: 6-8PM
Address: 3 Junia Ave, Toongabbie NSW 2146
👉🏻The sessions will be delivered in English with Tamil interpretation.
👉🏻Complete the course and get a certificate.
👉🏻Dinner will be served.

Join Walk for Yes for a better Australia

Join thousands of Australians across the country walking together for a better future at WALK FOR YES, a national event led by Yes23 next weekend (September 16 & 17).

Show up and show your support for the First Nations Voice to Parliament! Find out more online at

Call for action: ‘The time for change is now'

Today the Prime Minister announced October 14 as the polling date for the Voice referendum. Read the media release from Allies for Uluru, a coalition of nearly 300 social sector organizations, including The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education. “The announcement represents another crucial step towards a ‘Yes’ vote, which would offer Australia a unique opportunity to progress human rights, justice and equality by ensuring the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are brought into the heart of our national dialogue.”

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ERC Uluru Statement and Voice Referendum resources featured on IEU news month

As our nation moves towards a historic referendum on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition and a Voice to Parliament, we at the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education have produced resources to help teachers, students and the community at large to understand the Voice to Parliament referendum and the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Sue Osborne from the Independent Education Union NSW/ACT Branch visited ERC to interview the group of staff and volunteers involved in preparing the resources. All these resources are produced in collaboration with Dr Darryl Cronin, ERC indigenous research officer based in Darwin. Click here to read the article.

Click the following links to download the resources:

Uluru Statement from the Heart discussion resource kit

Uluru Statement from the Heart resource kit for teachers

Preparing for the Voice resource kit 

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