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A Professional Development Program over three evenings - 5.30 for 6.00 – 8.30pm, on Wednesdays 25 March, 22 April and 27 May 2015.

Building on the insights of Pope Francis, the Forums will provide a valuable opportunity to reflect deeply on the relationship leaders have with the Gospel and the mission of their own organisation, and its relationship to the broader social services sector. 

 We released our 2014 state Election Brochure on Wednesday 17th September.

This kit, entitled Mend the Net - who will speak out if you don't? analyses key issues facing Victorians, and in particular those who are disadvantaged or marginalised. It does this in light of the general principles of the dignity of the human person, and our shared concern for the common good. Issues addressed include alcohol abuse, Closing the Gap faced by Aboriginal Victorians, family violence, mental health, justice, and inclusion for people with disability.

 

 

 

The report by Professor Ruth Webber: 'I was in prison...An Exploration of Catholic Prison Ministry' was launched on 7 October by Msgr Greg Bennet. Follow the link for further material from the launch.  

Bishop Vincent Long launched our 2014 State Election brochure on 17 September.  Our brochure highlights areas of concern to member organisations and produces material to enable dialogue with Candidates and MPs. Further information on the kit, and material from the launch, are also available.
 

The 2014 Victorian Government re-tendering of Alcohol and Other Drug and of community mental health servcies Psychiatric has had a major negative impact on services to vulnerable Victorians.  We call on the Victorian Government to re-instate this funding, and to learn the lessons of the tender process. 

Thanks to our presenters from various agencies for an instructive discussion  on 23 July of case studies around mergers and attempted mergers within our sector.   A report will be circulated soon.  The next forum in this series in on Wedneday 17 September 2014.

 The Church has a social and moral responsibility to increase its commitment and efforts to help the suffering of the world’s poor - Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at CSSV breakfast on 15 July

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