Politics – Why We Care

“Social Justice necessarily involves politics because it takes place in a polis – in organised groups of people attempting to live together. Even when Christians agree on the end of biblical justice that protects the vulnerable and allows for shalom, there is still the question of how that end is best achieved” (Ken Wytsma).  …

Economic & Social Impact Survey 2018

The Salvation Army Australia has released the key findings from its annual Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS Report), which surveyed 1267 people across Australia who have come to The Salvos for assistance. Some of the key findings of this report show a drastic need for an increase to the NewStart allowance. The report showed that…

The Salvation Army’s Response to the Federal Budget 2018-19

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2018-19: “While some low-income earners gain a little from taxation changes in this budget, there’s nothing for those surviving on the lowest income support payments. It’s this group who are most in need, who are driven by desperation to the doors of The Salvation Army for help,…

The Salvation Army’s Policy Statements 2017-18

The Salvation Army’s official Policy Statements for 2017-2018 can be found here. These are the statements which clearly set out the Army’s recommendations for government on various social issues.

Economic & Social Impact Survey 2017

Today The Salvation Army Australia released its annual Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS Report), which surveyed 1380 people across Australia who have come to The Salvos for assistance. Some of the key findings of this report show that a significant number of families and individuals who accessed Salvation Army Emergency Relief support experienced some…

The Salvation Army’s Response to the Federal Budget 2017-18

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2017-18: “The Salvation Army has concerns that for Australians already living on the margins this year’s federal budget will lead to greater hardship, despite positive new initiatives that will benefit some of the most disadvantaged people in the country.” Details can be found here

Voices for Justice 2016

Voices for Justice 2016 In mid-November, Social Justice Team members Rebecca Percival and Matt Cairns joined with 200 other Christians in Canberra to learn about advocating in the political sphere. Joining Bec and Matt were Emma, Damon, and Elise from Tuggeranong Corps, and Southern Territory Social Justice members Amanda and Simone. The three days, from November…

The Salvation Army’s Policy Statements 2016

The Salvation Army’s official Policy Statements for 2016-2017 can be found here. These are the statements which clearly set out the Army’s recommendations for government on various social issues.

Some thoughts on voting

Some thoughts on voting by Matt Cairns The question of ‘how an Australian Christian should vote’ in any election does not have one easy straightforward answer, as not all Australian Christians think alike. Additionally, it is highly possible that there will not be one party that completely fulfils your voting wish-list, as all parties will have…

How to contact your local MP

1. Find out who your local MP is: CLICK HERE to search for your local member’s contact details   Type in your postcode and click on search   Click on the name of your local member to find contact details   Contact details will be displayed 2. Choose a medium for contacting the MP Letter/Email…

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2016-17

The Salvation Army’s response to the Federal Budget 2016-17: “Whilst welcoming some of the major initiatives in this year’s Federal Budget, The Salvation Army says Australia’s most vulnerable remain inadequately supported” Details here.