Links to current media
Research and Policy Links
The Centre for Social Justice has been established by UnitingCare Queensland to work in solidarity with those who are marginalised and in collaboration with those who share a vision of social justice to create meaningful social and human service change.
The Jesuit Social Services Policy Unit has two key functions:
- Research, policy and advocacy: identifying areas of unmet need, conducting research and using findings to advocate for change in keeping with their vision of ‘building a just society’.
- Evaluation of Jesuit Social Services program activities and services: utilising knowledge gained from their programs and services to promote models of good practice in assisting disadvantaged people, families and communities.
APO is an information network and research collection specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. As well as research, the site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focused on the policy issues facing Australia.
The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) is a specialist research centre at the University of NSW. It conducts research on all aspects of social policy, disseminates research findings and contributes to policy development and evaluation. The Centre is also the home of the Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit.
The Edmund Rice Centre is involved in a range of projects and activities across the four areas of its operation in research, community education, advocacy and networking.
Social Justice Initiatives
TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world.
GIVIT is a web-based philanthropic community where people donate items or time to people in need. They are a ‘targeted giving’ service that finds new lives for unwanted items with worthy recipients. They describe themselves as ‘similar to a dating agency, except that we connect those that have, with those that need’.
Karma Currency look for innovative ways to help people and companies support their favourite charities, such as Charity Gifts, Charity Gift Vouchers, Charity Gift Registries, Fundraising Pages or Workplace Giving Platforms. They aim to make donating simpler, easier and more enjoyable.
Thought provoking reading
National Directory of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Services of the Australian Churches
From the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy, 2011