The only jurisdiction the world to legalise euthanasia during 2017 was the Victorian Parliament. Without a vote of the people of Victoria, and rushed through Parliament in the most extra-ordinary all night sittings, the Act is scheduled to come onto effect in June 2019. Many questions relating to the law remain unanswered. The implications for health professionals, aged care workers and ordinary Victorians remain unclear.
Catholic Theological College and University of Divinity would like to invite you to join an exciting 27-day study tour, as they walk in the footsteps of saints and scholars, exploring our Christian tradition. Journey together on a pilgrimage of spirituality and faith, as history comes alive. Learn from the people and places of the past about the life of faith that is ours today.
Victorian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers in partnership with SNAICC - the national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families are delighted to be hosting an upcoming workshop entitled Recognising and Responding to Trauma: Trauma informed approaches to healing and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities, 30-31 October 2018 at AASW office in North Melbourne..
The Social Justice group at St Michael’s in Berwick, together with St Vincent de Paul Conference, is holding a forum with a particular focus on homelessness in the local community (primarily City of Casey and Cardinia). Guest speakers will be from the City of Casey and WAYSS.
Safeguarding Network has been established to provide a collegiate forum
for safeguarding professionals to network and collaborate on keeping people at
risk safe. The Network will share good practice, latest research, guidance,
legislation, case studies, training opportunities and more with people directly
engaged in safeguarding.
The first network event will be a webcast by Professor Stephen Smallbone on
Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne The film follows the endeavours of Kiribati’s then-President, Anote Tong, to bring international attention to the Pacific nation’s calls for action. With indomitable spirit, gentle strength and charm, the Kiribati people have become the face of climate change, imploring us to contemplate the crisis of rapidly submerging nations, and the associated impacts on cultural identity.
2:20AM is produced by Anvil Productions, Jesuit Social Services and Support after Suicide. This project is proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and City of Yarra.
Starring Joanne Davis, Zoe Ellerton Ashley, Michael Treloar, and Izabella Yena, 2:20AM is a contemporary drama that directly tackles the subject of suicide with truth and humour, and pulses with the credibility of lived experience.
Is Victoria still a ‘dreadful parent’ for the hundreds of children in state care or confinement? Bernie Geary OAM has been involved with children and young people for most of his life. He was Victoria’s first Child Safety Commissioner from 2005, and was then appointed Victorian Commissioner for Children & Young People from 2013 until late 2015.