The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education acknowledges and mourns the passing of a great Gumatj man, great thinker, and significant cultural leader Dr. Yunupingu. His leadership and contribution to the Yolngu community, other First Nations communities and Australia as whole has been felt by past, present and in future generations to come. Vale Dr Yunupingu.
Michael Finnane was a leader in every sense of the word – one of Australia’s best judges, a mentor to politicians and social justice advocates, a true friend of East Timor and Sri Lanka through their darkest days, and a staunch ally of the peoples of the Pacific. He was a generous and committed philanthropist, a great friend of the Edmund Rice Centre, and foundation supporter and mentor to ERC’s Pacific Calling Partnership.Read more
Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education and DLA Piper Australia in partnership with Tamil Resource Centre and Australian Iranian Community Organization are organizing a Free Legal Empowerment Course for refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants. The purpose is to empower multicultural communities in NSW by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated skills.Read more
Edmund Rice Centre supports the agreed wording for constitutional change and a First Nations Voice to Parliament announced by the Prime Minister
As a member of the Allies For Uluru Coalition, along with 180 other civil society organisations across the country, The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education welcome and endorse the agreed wording for constitutional change and a First Nations Voice to Parliament announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday last.
We have heard the message of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders of the Uluru Statement From the Heart seeking Voice, Treaty, Truth and we stand with the hundreds of thousands of First Nations people that are calling for this simple and modest reform.Read more
Canberra Times Opinion Piece: Safeguard Mechanism is Not Reassuring for Many Pacific Island Communities
Opinion Piece by the ERC Director 'Alopi Latukefu Published in The Canberra Times
As a Pasifika Australian deeply connected to my heritage, and in the face of the current Parliamentary debate on the Federal Government’s proposed Safeguard Mechanism, I feel a duty to speak up.Read more