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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Lament with Muslim Community in the Face of the Christchurch Tragedy

On Monday 18 March 2019, staff and volunteers at the Edmund Rice Centre held prayers and reflection to remember those who were killed and to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities in New Zealand and Australia. The gathering was organised by Darryl Cronin, Aboriginal staff member at the Edmund Rice Centre and reflection and prayers were led by Father Claude Mostowik.

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Edmund Rice Centre Supports School Strike 4 Climate Rally

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education Centre (ERC) stands in solidarity with the organisers and participants of the School Strike 4 Climate Rally on 15 March 2019.

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Will Prime Minister Morrison listen to our Pacific Island neighbours on climate change?

Having declined to attend the Pacific Island Forum last September and refused to increase Australia’s pledge to cut carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s current visit to Vanuatu and Fiji provides him an opportunity to listen and learn about what is important to our neighbours.

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