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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Australian bishops’ decades-long tradition of publishing an annual Social Justice Statement continues this week, with the launch of Listen, Learn, Love: A New Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on Thursday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Portuguese Government has declared a one-year pardon for prisoners under the age of 30 serving sentences of up to eight years, to mark the occasion of the upcoming World Youth Day in Lisbon. Source: The Tablet.
Children aged 10 and 11 will not be held criminally responsible for their actions in Victoria by the end of next year. Source: The Age.