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PNG earthquake: Caritas response supports recovery PNG earthquake: Caritas response supports recovery

PNG earthquake: Caritas response supports recovery

Thursday 19 April 2018

Caritas

Caritas Australia with its partners on the ground is responding to the impact of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which has killed 150 people and has left, according to the UN, 270,000 people including 125,000 children, in need of emergency aid.

Caritas is providing urgent shelter and health support, especially in the form of clean water, sanitation and hygiene support (WASH) as well as trauma counselling. 

Religious freedom: Should we consider a bill of rights?

Friday 16 March 2018

Professor Carolyn Evans, University of Melbourne

Back in 2008, the then Government commissioned Jesuit priest and human rights lawyer Father Frank Brennan to chair a National Human Rights Consultation.

At the time, there was no consensus among the groups consulted about the best way forward but there was a clear majority of Australians in favour of some form of bill of rights and thus the Committee recommended (ultimately unsuccessfully) that Australia adopt a Human Rights Act.
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