Against Our Oath documentary film

Please support award-winning independent filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick as she nears completion of her 2nd documentary Against Our Oath after four years in production. It’s a compelling story about the ethical challenges that erupt for doctors as the Australian government over-rides their clinical decisions made for refugee patients. 

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Happy Nowruz 1398

As part of the staff meeting on the 5th April 2019 at the Edmund Rice Centre, we had a reflection on “Nowruz” or the Persian New Year to show our respect to this wonderful cultural practice, celebrated by communities in Australia and around the world. Nowruz is the first day of spring and marks the end of the old year in Persian calendar, occurring on the day of the vernal equinox between 19 and 21 March each year. 

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Pat Dodson's moving speech on the motion to censure Fraser Anning

"We cannot let his words and actions define this chamber." Pat Dodson's moving speech on the motion to censure Fraser Anning. 

Phil Glendenng, Director of ERC said, "Our Parliament has rarely heard a speech of this quality."

Labor Climate Announcement Welcome but Falls Short of Pacific Expectations

Today's Labor climate announcement is a welcome development but fails to meet the call of Pacific island nations for Australia to abandon coal power generation within 12 years and prohibit new coal plants or expansion of existing ones, said the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) today.

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The Burnside Conversations launch

On Tuesday 26th March, Rymer Childs will be launching The Burnside Conversations in Melbourne.

This is a series of short, sharp, thought-provoking conversations about the state of our democracy and the decline of human rights. They are essential viewing at a time when the volume of hate speech is rising and reliable voices are hard to find.

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