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Justice Enabler, Social Responsibilities Committee

Peter Branjerdporn

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Articles by Peter

"The colleague turned to me and said, 'Oh, I’m sorry, didn’t mean anything by it, but I thought that you being Aboriginal, you wouldn’t have morals or principles!' I was conflicted on whether I should stay, as I so loved working with my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but unbelievably offended and hurt, I resigned" (Aunty Sandra King OAM, who was awarded a prestigious Australia Day Honours award for service to the Indigenous community in 2020)
Features

Let's talk about racism: five people, five stories

Racism and cultural prejudice have been increasingly discussed in the media and among the broader community recently. In this year of ‘Being Together: Practising Peacemaking’, five men and women of faith share about their personal encounters with racism and cultural prejudice in a range of settings

Reflections

From DC Talk to Live on Mars

“Connecting with people through music is my favourite way of living out my faith in Jesus who told us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn in our continuing series ‘How my art intersects with my faith’

News

Remembering the forgotten in the COVID-19 environment

“The safety and wellbeing of our communities can only be protected if we collectively do everything we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all, and this includes for refugees and people seeking asylum,” says the ACSQ Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, who is also a pharmacist, father and Brisbane detention centre visitor

Features

The Medevac Bill saves lives: why we need to help save it

“As proposed and passed by Parliament earlier this year, the Medevac Bill process has been clear, transparent, enforceable and timely, saving lives including that of my friend Arad,” says ACSQ Justice Enabler and pharmacist Peter Branjerdporn on the Medevac Bill, which the Federal Government is pushing to repeal