In late 2021, The Salvation Army did a nationwide Social Justice Stocktake to get to the heart of what people were seeing in their local communities. From there, they built a map of social justice priorities across Australia.
They found that Australians care deeply about social injustice – but don’t always know what to do about it.
They heard that many people feel overwhelmed, even hopeless, when asked how Australia can address the issues they see in their local communities. Some felt they needed government to act before they could do anything individually. Some despaired that governments (of any level and any political persuasion) don’t seem to care enough about the issues and social injustices going on around them every day.
So instead of just providing their findings from the Social Justice Stocktake, they’ve tried to help alleviate that sense of hopelessness by also outlining practical solutions. The Salvation Army firmly believe that every social justice issue can be addressed and hope these reports about social justice in Australia will show you how.