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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.

First Nations Social Justice

Social Justice Statement to be launched this week

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.

Social Justice World Youth Day

Portugal declares World Youth Day amnesty for young convicts

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.

Social Justice Victoria

Victoria to lift age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12

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.