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Social Justice Youth

Call for national overhaul of child detention systems 

Catholic Religious Australia has voiced grave concerns about the state of juvenile detention systems around the country to the National Children’s Commissioner, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and the Police Ministers Council. 

Social Justice Victoria

Victoria won’t meet deadline for child law changes

Victoria is set to go past its own deadline to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 by the end of the year, after introducing its mammoth 1000-page youth justice bill to Parliament yesterday. Source: The Age.

Social Justice United States

Comic ponders the marvels of Catholic justice heroes

The creator of a webcomic series that discusses racism and social justice in American Catholic history says it’s important to confront uncomfortable truths to build a more just and equitable future. Source: Redemptorists of Oceania.

Social Justice Youth

CRA calls on Queensland Government to help children, not jail them

Catholic Religious Australia has written to the Queensland Government with grave concerns about its recent decision to suspend the state’s Human Rights Act to permit adult watch houses to be used as youth detention centres.

Social Justice Youth

Vinnies praises ACT decision to raise age of criminal responsibility to 12 years

The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years, with a subsequent rise to 14 years from July 2025.

Pope Francis Social Justice

Pope discusses Synod, global crises and travel plans

Pope Francis has discussed the ongoing Synod, wars and global crises, and his desire to visit Argentina and Papua New Guinea in an interview with an Argentinian news agency. Source: Vatican News.

Education Social Justice

Parramatta schools demonstrate Faith in Action

Catholic schools in Paramatta Diocese are working with many other local and global Church organisations to serve the wider community of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Source: Catholic Outlook.

First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ ‘new engagement’ with First Nations people more important than ever: Vinnies

The St Vincent de Paul Society says the theme of the Australian bishops’ 2023–2024 Social Justice Statement – Listen, Learn, Love: A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – is more important than ever.

Bishops First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ statement calls for ‘new engagement’ with First Peoples

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on the nation to seek “a new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their annual Social Justice Statement being launched today. Source: ACBC Media Blog.