Year: 2018

  • Senator Pat Dodson’s response to Fraser Anning’s maiden speech

    In his maiden speech, Katter’s Australian Party senator Fraser Anning called for an end to Muslim immigration and a return to the White Australia policy. Below is Patrick Dodson’s response: Senator DODSON (Western Australia) (10:21): I wasn’t intending to say anything, and I won’t say anything that will be better than what my leader has said […]

  • New Zealand ratifies the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

    Recently, New Zealand became the 14th state to ratify the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand, our member organisation in New Zealand, issued the following statement upon ratification: Pax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand has been a strong advocate against the possession, testing and use of nuclear weapons since our beginnings in the […]

  • Destruction of Australian War Sales Catalogue event held in Sydney 30 June 2018

    A public rally to protest against the Coalition government’s Defence Export Strategy and the Australian Military Sales Catalogue took place on June 30 outside the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney’s CBD. Below is an extract from one of the speeches. “By this public destruction of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue today, we symbolically protest against […]

  • NAIDOC Week – 8 to 15 July 2018

    A ‘Reflection’ presented by Peter Griffin (Pax Christi NSW) at St Vincent’s Church in Redfern, Sunday 8 July 2018. Good Morning. As we gather today, let us bring to mind that we are on Aboriginal land. It is not easy for non-Aboriginal people to appreciate the difference between owning land and being owned by the […]

  • The Australian Government Appears Determined to Cover Israel’s Crimes

    The killings of 106 Palestinians and the injuring of 10,000 should be investigated. As the world continues to be horrified by unarmed Palestinians being killed and maimed by Israeli snipers in Gaza, it is unconscionable for Australia to have voted against sending […] Read more of this post

  • ANZAC Day Reflection in Melbourne – Fr. Claude Mostowik msc President, Pax Christi Australia

    Romans 12:2ff: ‘Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking……….’ We can and must rearrange our priorities…. How do we want to remember ANZAC or any war?  To suggest changes in the way we think about Anzac is dangerous territory. […]

  • ANZAC Day Reflection in Sydney – 25 April 2018

    ‘Richardson’s Lookout – Marrickville Peace Park’ was the location for this year’s Anzac Day Reflection in Sydney organised by Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign (GCPC*). The event attracted over 50 people who came together to pay tribute to Australian soldiers killed during WWI and other wars that Australia has engaged in. This includes all Indigenous Australians […]