Social Justice Committee

We act on behalf of the members of CLRI(NSW) in their pursuit of social justice issues. Responsibility for action and advocacy was passed to the committee at the 2000 AGM. We meet eleven times a year to receive reports from five sub-groups that work between meetings.

The sub-groups are:

  • Affordability of Housing
  • Climate Change
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Prisons
  • Indigenous Australians

We have a Social Justice Research Officer, Ms Therese Canty, who greatly enhances our work and ability to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.

The KIRIBATI PROJECT: What Kids Know About Climate Change.

The island of Kiribati will most likely be the first country to be erased from the Earth by climate change. We interviewed kids from the nation of Kiribati who live with this fact every day, as well as kids from Australia who learn about climate change as a far-off, abstract threat and compared their answers.

It’s time to face this issue head-on in Australia: not only by talking about it, but through national and global action. In the lead-up to the election, it needs to be made clear that dealing with climate change is a priority for Australians. Watch our video and share it with your friends and loved ones!


 Watch our You Tube video.


The Social Justice Committee of CLRI(NSW) has developed a simulation game around the issue of coal seam gas mining.

 Media Watch

Part of our activity is to monitor the media and write letters on social justice issues to media, politicians, organisations and businesses. You can access all of our letters and the replies we have received on our Media Watch page.

Just in Time

We produce a publication focusing on different social justice issues throughout the year.
Access the latest issue on the Just in Time page.


Read the latest issue of our environmental publication on the Watermark page.

Committee Members

Mrs Kate Anderson
Sr Jan Barnett rsj
Ms Therese Canty
Fr Jim Carty sm
Sr Lynne Crilley pbvm
Ms Jill Finnane
Sr Margaret Hinchey rsm
Br Paul Hough fms

Sr Geraldine Kearney sgs
Sr Anne Lane pbvm
Ms Susan Martin
Fr Claude Mostowik msc
Sr Libby Rogerson ibvm
Ms Jane Sulis

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Social Justice Committee Meeting

      April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2. Social Justice Coordinators Meeting

      April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    3. Aged Care Committee Seminar Day

      April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm