News & Stories

World Refugee Day

20 June 2017By Fr Andy Hamilton SJWorld refugee day is a time to look outside our own world and to notice people whom persecution and war force to leave their nations. It invites us to consider our own good fortune as we see the misery of people who…

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Adele’s Reflection

Continuing the term 1 focus of awareness of refugees, the Social Justice and Environment Group at Catholic Ladies College, Eltham in Melbourne organised a Refugee Awareness Week. Throughout the week, there were many activities held to raise awareness among the college community. On the Wednesday, students had the…

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Braving the rain at Melbourne’s Palm Sunday Walk

19th April 2017By Fr Andy Hamilton SJThe Palm Sunday walk for refugees in Melbourne was held under threat of storms and a deluge. It was good weather for solidarity with people who came to seek our protection only to suffer so much at our hands.The Catholic contingent gathered…

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We need strong families in Australia. We need a #FairGoForFamilies.

By Fr Andy Hamilton SJWe imagine refugees and people seeking asylum as single people. They are individuals who came on boats or arrive by plane.  That image is partly true. People whose life and safety are threatened are often forced to flee alone. But they also leave behind…

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My letter to our Prime Minister

23rd March 2017Mr. Malcom Turnbull, MP.Canberra Dear Mr. Turnbull,I turn to you, believing you to be not devoid of compassion and intelligence and integrity.  I understand the logic of wishing to avoid a flood of uninvited emigrants to our shores. Given current world conditions, there is a real fear…

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Stories

It is through the power of sharing stories and connecting through our common humanity that refugee politics will change in Australia. All over the country people are working together, showing compassion, standing up for justice and making clear that people seeking asylum are welcome. We commend those people…

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Cleo’s Reflection

Meeting our Local MP – Richard Marles Written By Cleo Bailey On Wednesday the 7th of September 2016 students from four Catholic schools in Geelong – Clonard, Sacred Heart, St Ignatius and St Joseph’s College met with Richard Marles, local MP for Corio and the former Shadow Minister…

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Detention For Detention at Parade

FRIDAY 9th SEPTEMBER Dealing with controversial political issues is always a challenge for a school. If we take a strong stance on an issue, we can easily be accused of bias, and of attempting to exert undue influence on students to adopt a particular ideological standpoint. Such indoctrination…

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