SUBMISSION to the Environment Select Committee on Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. COMMISSION STATEMENT The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland supports the Bill to be passed into law with some modifications as recommended. To read more Written submission on Zero Carbon Bill Final Oral Submission on Zero Carbon Amendment Bill
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, has written to the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Cabinet Ministers, urging the Government to take steps in rectifying the grave injustice it committed in 1863 when it confiscated the land at Ihumātao. Including purchasing the disputed land at Ihumātao, and consulting with the mana whenua to reach a long term solution for the use of their land. The full text of the letter can be accessed here. Further the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland strongly supports the idea that all parties involved in the Ihumātao land dispute find a just and long lasting solution. JPC believes that participants must include the leaders of the land occupation, Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL). The commission has written to the Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff and Councillors of the Auckland City Council encouraging them to play …
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13 February 2018 SUBMISSION TO JUSTICE SELECT COMMITTEE ON END OF LIFE CHOICE BILL Description of Submitting Organisation: The Auckland Catholic Justice and Peace Commission is appointed by Auckland Catholic Bishop Patrick Dunn to assist him, in conjunction with the Universal Church, in presenting Catholic social teaching and in particular in the areas of social justice, peace and the integrity of creation. This teaching integrates the importance and dignity of the individual human person with the common good of society, and is central to our following the Gospel as Catholic Christians. To read the submission click here.
Summary of Auckland J&P Commission recommendations on Government Budget Policy Statement: 1. Lift living standards for all families to ensure they have a decent income to support themselves. 2. Deliver a more productive, participative and competitive economy by supporting the Living Wage and lead in this by committing to pay state employees at least the Living Wage and negotiate with Government contractors to ensure that contractors pay at least the Living Wage. 3. Substantially increase the base benefit for families and extend Working for Families to beneficiaries. 4. Establish a Benefits Entitlement Commissioner whose office would provide a network of advocates people could call on to provide information and practical support in helping people access the assistance they are entitled to in times of need. 5. Undertake an extensive program to build adequate numbers of well-maintained state houses for state tenants rather than the very expensive provision of ‘accommodation allowances’ …
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Commission responds to 25 May Govt Budget Budget goes part-way towards relieving poverty The Auckland Catholic Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace believes it is the responsibility of Government to foster the common good and support the poorest & most vulnerable in society rather than just ‘building a more productive and competitive economy’ to the possible detriment of the wider community. Some measures in the Budget go some way towards addressing this responsibility. Housing the Homeless Caring for Families Investing in Prisoner Rehabilitation Protecting our Environment For full document click here. For our earlier Submission on Government Budget Policy statement click here Commission urges Auckland City to pay the Living Wage Click here for submission Submission on Children Young Persons and their Families (Oranga Tamariki) click here For March Justice Matters click here