Wednesday 25 November 2015
Violence is extremely common in Australia. Both women and men are more than three times as likely to be physically assaulted by a man than by a woman. A man is most likely to experience violence in a place of entertainment and a woman is most likely to experience violence in her home.
The domestic violence issue is multi-faceted and rates of abuse are alarmingly high. Estimates indicate that Australian police deal with 657 incidents of domestic violence each day, which is one every two minutes. 1 in 4 women have experienced violence by an intimate partner, they may or may not have been living with. More than 60 women have been killed at the hands of men in incidents of domestic violence in 2015.More
Monday 9 November 2015
A number of senior clergy and heads of faith-based organisations today issued the following statement of support for the five female members of the Australian Labor Party who are backing a motion in their party room tomorrow in relate to the detention of people seeking asylum.
Taskforce Chair, the Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, said on behalf of the undersigned that: “ it is truly unfortunate that the ALP have not been able to develop nor articulate an alternative policy to offshore detention. However, their National Conference in May 2015 did agree that the ALP’s endorsement of detention of people seeking asylum is conditional.More
Wednesday 14 October 2015
Baptist Care Australia is focussing on how we can improve our understanding of food insecurity for those suffering poverty and hardship in and around Darwin, as its contribution to Anti-Poverty Week in 2015.
Baptist Care Australia strongly believes that food security is a human right. Food security will exist when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
Anti-Poverty Week runs from 11 to 17 October. Its main aims are to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.More
Thursday 10 September 2015
Australian Baptist Ministries and Baptist Care Australia have today welcomed the Government’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis and urged it to go further, both in providing additional aid and further refugee places.More
Wednesday 12 August 2015
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Baptist Care Australia Annual Conference is only 7 weeks away!
If you haven't already, make sure you book your flights and accommodation early to take advantage of discounted rates.More