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Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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Until When: The Forgotten Men of Manus Island, report
A new report from
Refugee Council of Australia
, in collaboration with
blames the Australian government for cuts in health services and continued threats to the safety of the undocumented immigrants on Manus island in Papua New Guinea. The report,
Until When: The Forgotten Men of Manus Island
tells the story of the men who have been sent by Australia to Manus Island and what has happened to them after they were forcibly removed from the ‘regional processing centre’ on Manus one year ago.
Australian parliament passes Modern Slavery Bill
Following recent votes in the Senate and House of Representatives, Australia has a Modern Slavery Act, which will take effect on 1 January. This is great news for the many members of Parliament, government departments, NGOs and business that have collaborated and advocated for a number of years. Even more important is the hope that enacting this Bill will assist in eliminating slavery in supply chains and restore dignity to many who are currently enslaved. Congratulations to
and all who have had a part in bringing the bill to this stage.
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry's Christmas Mass, 9 December
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria
invites you to join staff and friends for its Christmas Celebration Mass in the chapel, 434 St Georges Rd, Thornbury, on Sunday 9 December, at 11am. This will be followed by a shared meal. Also, if you're looking for gift ideas, don't forget
ACMV's 2018-2019 Gift Catalogue
, which contains a number of beautiful items that feature Aboriginal symbols, which are a powerful sign of reconciliation, forgiveness, love, hope and peace.
Forum on family violence increases understanding and empathy
Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Sunbury recently hosted a workshop entitled, Domestic and Family Violence: What is it? What supports are available? led by
Nicole Rotaru rsm
. On the evening of 28 November, parish priest, Fr Kevin McIntosh, welcomed 24 participants who attended from the parish community, surrounding townships and local organisations.
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
Presentations given at Hearing Healing Hope national conference
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Australian Catholic Housing Alliance addressed national homelessness crisis
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Refugees and their traumatised children - public forum
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Overseas visitors praise Montessori practice
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It’s time for policy change: call from parishes working with asylum seekers
2018 Pre Election Breakfast Forum Monday 27 August: 8.30 for 9.00 - 10.00am
Helping our Refugee Families, Forum for Parishes - 25 August
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Also of interest….
2018 Walter Silvester Memoral Lecture - Julian McMahon 30 October
Launch of the film, Anote's Ark followed by Q & A with Anote Tong - 15 October at 6.15pm
2:20AM Anvil Production - Aug 29-Sept 9, 2018
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