Executive Officer: Mr John Ferguson
PO Box 7246
Alexandria NSW 2015
T: (02) 8306 3499
F: (02) 8306 3498
Bishop Christopher A Saunders DD
Bishops Commission for Justice, Ecology and Development
The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) is the national social justice and human rights agency of the Catholic Church in Australia. It advises the Bishops on social justice issues in Australia and overseas; undertakes research and advocacy on such issues; educates the Catholic community about the Church's social justice teachings and their application; and facilitates the development of social justice networks within the Catholic Church in Australia.
The work of the ACSJC falls into three areas: diocesan awareness and networking; education and formation, and; research, advocacy and public policy.
The ACSJC is made up primarily of lay people and its membership is drawn from each of the ecclesiastical provinces of Australia. The ACSJC is responsible to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) through the ACSJC Chairman, who is a member of the Bishops Commission Justice, Ecology and Development.