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Fr Malcolm P. Fyfe msc writes on the 6th Anniversary to the Prime Minister

“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” Prayer of St Francis.’ An open letter to our political leaders by Fr Malcolm P. Fyfe msc, Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Darwin. The Honourable Mr Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia. 19.07.2019 Dear Prime Minister, Today is…

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Support Medevac! Contact Senator Jacqui Lambie

During their election campaign the Coalition maintained their commitment to repeal what is now commonly known as ‘the Medevac Bill’. This bill has allowed the transfer of a small number of people from PNG and Nauru to Australia to receive medical treatment they desperately need. It looks almost…

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Refugee Week 2019

By Andy Hamilton SJ If you judge by figures and hopes realised, 2019 has not been a good year for refugees. Around the world political parties that have campaigned on excluding or expelling them have done well in elections. Governments that feed the wars and the inequality that…

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CAPSA Co-lead MOU Signed

CEO of Jesuit Social Services, Julie Edwards, and Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (Australia), Carolina Gottardo, have signed an MOU between their respective organisations to jointly convene The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA). This collaboration comes out of a mutual desire to ensure a Catholic welcome…

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Why should we show compassion?

The asylum seeking situation past and present: A snapshot of people seeking asylum in Australia over the centuriesInformation on the current situation for people seeking asylum (As of April 2019)Cuts to the safety net for people seeking asylum (as of April 2019) Catholic perspectives on people seeking asylum:…

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CAPSA Federal Election Statement

Over this election period the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) calls for a commitment from all sides of party politics to language and policies that reflect a compassionate and humane Australian society. This election is an opportunity to bring a change in the way we see,…

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Federal Election Resources

The approaching Federal Election involves and affects us all. As Australians and as Christians, we are challenged to reflect on some of the values and issues we want our country to consider as we face this particular period in our history. Here are some resources that will hopefully…

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Why We Walk for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday

By Fr Andy Hamilton SJAs we imagine the scene of Palm Sunday, we can’t miss the disconnection between what we see with our eyes and the high meaning it proclaims. We see a man seated precariously on a barrel-like ass, accompanied by a raggle-taggle group of bystanders waving…

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