National News

St Vincent de Paul Society adds its voice to calls on behalf of asylum seekers

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Media and Communications Office

The St Vincent de Paul Society has called for the 1 October deadline for asylum seeker applications to be revoked.

In a statement today, the Society has condemned the Federal Government’s latest ultimatum
to asylum seekers, urging it to revoke the arbitrary October deadline for submitting their
claims and provide better funding to support legal support and interpreting services.

ACU and Orange Sky join forces to connect communities

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Media and Communications Office

Australian Catholic University (ACU) will join forces with Orange Sky as its national education partner in a partnership to be signed in Canberra this Wednesday. 

ACU and its founding colleges have been educating teachers, nurses and other professionals for generations. The national partnership will allow both organisations to deepen their ties with the community and extend their interaction with them.

Mentoring is a tool of empowerment

Wednesday 24 May 2017

ACBC Communications
Mentoring is simply based on a friendship, a connection and a supportive environment focusing on a strengths based approach to learning, Christine Pace told almost 200 women gathered at the official launch of the Australian Catholic Women’s Mentoring Program.

Churches deplore the shaming and punishment of asylum seekers

Monday 22 May 2017

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce today calls for a re-instatement of justice and hope for the 7500 asylum seekers yet to apply for protection in Australia.

The Taskforce is dismayed at the recent ‘shaming’ language and hard line decision by the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in regard to asylum seekers.