Arresting inequality: An economy that works for all

Friday 17 November 2017

Media and Communications Office

We like to tell ourselves that Australia is the land of the ‘fair go’. But the widening gap between the rich and poor tells a different story, with the share of total income going to the top 1 per cent of Australians nearly doubling since the 1980s. And given that Pope Francis announced the first World Day of the Poor on 19 November, there’s never been a more fitting time to discuss growing levels of wealth inequality and poverty in Australia.

Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi

Friday 17 November 2017

Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Luong Thai Linh, Pool via Reuters) 

Officials in China's eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country's leader, Xi Jinping. reported that, on 12 November, pictures were uploaded to the popular social messaging service WeChat account of Huangjinbu town government, showing officials removing images of the cross and other religious subjects in Yugan County.