Welcome from Brian F McCoy SJ

Pat Mullins PhotoEach year the Province is pleased to welcome a variety of international visitors to Australia. Some come for the Tertianship Program, studies (at Jesuit Theological College or other Tertiary Institutions), working with or visiting some of our communities and ministries. Whatever brings you to Australia, you are most welcome.

These links are to help you to understand where you are, explain something of our Australian history and to encourage respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the First Nations and Traditional Custodians of our lands and waters.

Brian F McCoy SJ
Jesuit Provincial Assistant for Ministry Among Indigenous Peoples

Northern Territory Emergency Response Review

The Northern Territory Emergency Response Review Board was established to conduct an independent and transparent review of the Federal Government’s intervention in the Northern Territory. You can download an Executive Summary or a full copy of the Review Report by visiting: http://www.nterreview.gov.au/report.htm

Indigenous responses

We encourage all Australians to listen carefully to the responses to the Review Report of the Aboriginal communities most affected by the intervention, and to Indigenous organizations.


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission’s response to the report is here. Commission Executive Secretary Graeme Mundine reports on the experience of the intervention here.


The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, welcomed key findings of the report. His response is here and his Social Justice Report 2007’s recommendations for action on the intervention are here.

JTC Acknowledgement Plaque

Betty Pike PhotoAboriginal Elder, Betty Pike blesses a plaque acknowledging the Wirrundjerri people at the Jesuit Theological College in Melbourne with Rector Michael Smith SJ.

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