Posts Tagged ‘Justice and Peace Commission’

RNZ and TVNZ merger cause social justice concern

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
Public media bill

The Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill (ANZPM) needs redrafting, says Auckland Catholic diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission. “Initially we saw it as creating a framework to amalgamate RNZ and TVNZ,” says Peter Garrick, a spokesperson for the group. “We had hoped the Bill would strengthen the independence of public broadcasting. Unfortunately, as drafted, the Read more

Bezos space flight blased as stratospheric inequality

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
The New York Times

The world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (pictured), says Tuesday was “the best day ever” after he flew into space in his rocket and capsule. The venture has reinforced his commitment to tackling the climate crisis, and using New Shepard (his rocket) as a stepping stone towards colonising space for the benefit of Earth. Read more

Auckland diocese’s JPC ask Ardern to intervene at Ihumātau

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The Justice and Peace Commission of Catholic Diocese of Auckland is asking the government to intervene in the Ihumātau land dispute. They have asked the government to purchase the disputed land. Deacon Chris Sullivan, the Ihumātao Response Team leader says the Government needs to take the land back first. “Because it was the Government back in Read more

Band-aid Budget 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Budget largely fails to address the root causes of poverty, provide more affordable and social housing, or adequately protect our environment says the The Justice and Peace Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. The Commission says: The Budget fails to adequately address the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state as discussed Read more

Church man fails to disclose National link in SkyCity submission

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The electorate chairman of a National MP has been taken to task by an arm of the Catholic Church for giving select committee evidence in support of the SkyCity convention centre deal. Seamus Donegan appeared before the committee of MPs on behalf of the Catholic Church’s Justice and Peace Commission.  The problem is that the Church’s Justice Read more