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