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.
Much is being done by parishes and organisations to welcome asylum seekers and refugees. Our role is to help parishes in this work and to provide links to other parishes and agencies that may be able to help.
Helping parishes strengthen their support for asylum seekers was the focus of a forum at Catholic Social Services Victoria on Friday 21 November. Twenty three parishes and a number of social services agencies took part, in what was the next step in the Welcome the Asylum Seeker Parish Support Program.