Appeal for Adequate Social Security on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker
Bishop Christopher Saunders, Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, has issued a Pastoral Letter calling for social security allowances in Australia to be increased. Allowances for unemployed people and single parents are well below the poverty line. Bishop Saunders argues that adequate income support is a human right and a demand of the right to life. It is the duty of governments to foster the common good by providing income support.
Read the Pastoral Statement here.