Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre


The curly question

Human beings have an innate need to find meaning in their lives. The trouble is, the things that people used to rely on to give their lives meaning — for the most part family, work and religion — are losing their grip for many in...

Chega! Final report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR)

This report is most comprehensive record yet of human rights violations, including deaths, displacements, torture, ill treatment and threats in Timor-Leste between 1975 and 1999. It includes testimony from seven national public hearings. Over 2500 pages, Chega makes 205 recommendations—based on its findings in relation...

Justice and reconciliation in East Timor: Australia and the CAVR

This booklet has been produced to give Australians a better understanding of Chega!, the final report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste (CAVR), especially as it relates to Australia. The CAVR was one of four major transitional justice processes that have...

Report card on Australia’s relations with the region 2007: Asia-Pacific NGO opinion survey

This paper reports on a survey of Asia Pacific non-governmental organisations (NGOs) conducted over a period of two months from 8 June 2006 by Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre in partnership with Griffith Asia Institute. The study seeks to understand how this population perceives Australia...

Training for work is more effective than Working for the Dole

This paper investigates Australia’s ‘mutual obligation’ policies for the unemployed, and makes a comparison with the United States, the United Kingdom and Denmark. The focus of this investigation is whether ‘work first’ strategies or labour market training programs are more effective at reducing long-term unemployment...