Talk to us

CathNews, the most frequently visited Catholic website in Australia, is your daily news service featuring Catholics and Catholicism from home and around the world, Mass on Demand and on line, prayer, meditation, reflections, opinion, and reviews. And, what's more - it's free!

Crime Social Justice

Northern Territory raises age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12

The Northern Territory Government has passed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12, with changes to come into effect in the second half of next year. Source: NT News.

Social Justice

Report says prison population could be safely reduced by one-third

Australia’s prison population could be reduced by one-third with little risk to community safety, according to research conducted for the Institute of Public Affairs. Source: The Guardian.

Health Opinion Social Justice

Prisoners have right to ‘care, compassion and healing’

Just as Jesus offered redemption to thieves and tax collectors, so must Catholics routinely consider our similarly marginalised prisoner population, writes Catholic Health Australia’s Brigid Meney. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Social Justice

Social justice advocate takes on new national role

Long-time Brisbane-based social justice advocate Peter Arndt has commenced a new role as director of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace. Source: ACBC Media Blog.