Caritas makes submissions on matters before government and other decision makers. Our views are considered against the principles of Catholic social teaching, and the experience of the Catholic Church in working with the poor and vulnerable.
Issues chosen for submissions are generally on the basis of:
Catholic social teaching does not provide technical solutions or specific answers to complex social issues. Rather it provides guidance for considering particular issues against principles provided by the Church. However, in commenting on particular legislation or matters before a Parliamentary Select Committee or other decision-maker, Caritas makes our own judgment as a Catholic agency about the specific matters before us.
Submissions are listed here by year, but there are also links to relevant submissions from our Advocacy priorities pages.