The Metropolitan Strategy - City of Cities: A Plan for Sydney's Future - 30 April 2010

The following submission details the importance of the Sydney Basin in relation to the economy and the environment, and included examples internationally and domestically of urban agriculture and peri-agriculture.

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Expected impacts of climate change to coral reefs of the Pacific

This paper is a summary of the work of Dr Chris McGrath examining the scientific evidence of the threat of climate change on coral reefs in the Pacific and the policy targets necessary to avoid severe impacts.

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Submission to Review Board of the Northern Territory Emergency Response

The Edmund Rice Centre's Submission to the Review Board of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER): Time for a New Approach: Consultation and Non-Discrimination the Key. Policy should be based on good empirical evidence measured with well-known and agreed criteria. Thus far, there is a lack of both ood empirical evidence and good criteria in this context. 

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Submission to the inquiry into immigration detention in Australia

The Edmund Rice Centre made a submission to the Federal Parliament's Inquiry into Immigration Detention. The Inquiry which was called in June by Senator Evans, the Minster for Immigration is being conducted by Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Migration. In its submission the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) argues that mandatory detention should be dropped immediately, presenting evidence of how it is in breach of Australia's legal commitments under the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees.

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From Victims to Changemakers: A Grass-Roots Focus for the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children

In May 2008, the Federal Government announced plans to develop a new National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children, and invited input from community organisations. This submission was prepared by a group of young women coordinating Lilla, a new International Women's Network, initiated by ERC.

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