In this Issue...

2. Poetry and prose - Inspirational poems

3. Frontlines - From the National President

4. Profile - Tony Muir

5. Measuring smart meters - New electricity meters are being rolled out in some Australian states, but at what cost, writes Gavin Dufty.

6. God’s spirit hovered over the face of the waters - National President Syd Tutton’s address to the Tasmanian State Council

7. The human face of those who miss out - Dr John Falzon’s address to the National Human Rights public Hearing

10. Families welcome at Vincentian House - The opening of the new inner-Sydney centre for homeless families

10. Respecting the rights of people living with mental illness - Sr Myree Harris on the need to transform the mental health system

12. From the margins - Speaking up on mental health

13. Australia and asylum seekers - The myths and the facts

14. The Homeless poet - Social, economic and political exclusion doesn’t happen by bad luck or bad choices, writes Dr John Falzon

15. Contribution of the not for-profit-sector - Jonathan Campton on the Productivity Commission’s review of the not-for-profit Sector

16. And you will be my witnesses - The launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Sunday Statement

17. SA’s Social Justice Awards - The inaugural awards celebrating Good Works of young people, schools and groups

18. News in brief - Society news from across the country

19. From the Archives - Discovering our Society ancestors

22. Reflection - Some reflections for Christmas by Fr Pat O’Sullivan

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