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).

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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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Legal empowerment course in Victoria in collaboration with DLA Piper and City of Melton

We are happy to inform our supporters that we have expanded our Legal Empowerment Course - Know Your Rights to Victoria.
On Monday 21 August 2023 we commenced the first session in Melton, Victoria. The course will last for 3 weeks. In this session we discussed about the Australian Legal and Political System. 14 people from refugee and multicultural communities benefited from the session.
This course is being delivered in collaboration with DLA Piper and City of Melton Council.
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Pacific Calling Partnership 2022 Snapshot

The Pacific Calling Partnership, an initiative of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education, has just released our 2022 Snapshot of Activities.  It can be accessed here and could be useful to anyone wanting to have a sense of what we do. 

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