Which of these standards should we relax for people in prison? Which of these can be done away with without undermining
the minimum acceptable levels of respect for the human dignity of an older
person? Which of them would we want set
aside if an elderly family member were to be incarcerated?
We need to have the conversation.
Great news that Australia is to take 12,000 more refugees, plus provide additional assistance to those in need in the Middle East.
National Child Protection Week invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Click here for a reflection from Catholic Social Services Victoria on the challenge posed by recent reports about vulnerable children, including As a good parent would from the Child Safety Commission.
Among other things, 'a whole of society response is needed. We are all called to take responsibility for our own behaviour, but also to play our part in changing the general culture through our impact on those around us.'
Thanks too to Patricia Faulkner and all who participated in the 2 June 2015 briefing and discussion with Patricia, a member of the Royal Commission into family violence. Click here for a copy of the issues paper from the Royal Commission. The submission from CSSV to the Royal Commission will be available soon.
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP brought down the Andrews Government’s first budget on Tuesday 5 May. The budget was largely aligned with pre-election commitments, and tended to favour those on the margins of our society.