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A call for peace and justice in the Holy Land

Bishop Pat Power – March 27, 2012 from the Canberra Times.


Israel must stop abusing Palestinians so trust and respect can prevail, PAT POWER writes


Pat Power is the Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn and long-time supporter of the rights of the Palestinian people.

Hardly a day passes […]

Productivity Commission Hearing puts a spotlight on the operation of Australia’s Export Credit Agency

Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Yesterday Jubilee Australia’s deputy director gave testimony to a Productivity Commission hearing about the impact of Australia’s export credit operations on less-developed nations, including the accumulation of excessive sovereign debt. The Productivity Commission’s Draft Report, released last month, incorporates key Jubilee Australia’s recommendations, including proposing new measures to address public […]

Palestine matters, not Gillard-Rudd soapies.

from the ABC’s The Drum – Opinion 6 March 2012

by Stuart Rees.

In the Khan Younis area of southern Gaza, the Qdeh family’s modest rabbit farm is one of several Australian trade union humanitarian aid (Apheda) projects which is bolstering food security for poor families.




On a Spring evening in […]

Asylum Seekers! Boat People! What does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Say?

Should Australia Change Its Constitution?

Elites Loot Africa While Foreign Debt Mounts

Global Financial Integrity hosts an interesting article from the website, Financial Integrity Task force. It come from Yale Global. Its authors are James Boyce and Léonce Ndikumana. They say:

It was an African equivalent of stealing the Brooklyn Bridge, and for four years, nobody noticed. From 2007 to 2010, $32 billion in public funds […]