Social justice central to successful sustainability

By Tim Roberts and Susan M Effenberger
March 4 2018 - 2:29pm
No one gets left behind.
No one gets left behind.

The sustainability concept of intergenerational equity says that present and future generations are responsible for the survival of nature and culture on Earth. However, at a recent social capital forum in Newcastle Andrew Leigh, the Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits, presented data showing that social justice was not doing so well in Australia when assessed by the actual percentages of us who are involved in helping our fellow travellers. Data available in the 2017 report on indicators of Australia’s welfare by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indeed showed that fewer people were volunteering.

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