Throughout the Australia Southern Territory, Just Salvos has connected with officers who are passionate about equality, mercy and justice in their local areas. Over the next few weeks we'll be introducing them to you.
Watch this space to meet the Divisional Social Justice Coordinator in your area!
We want to thank them for the amazing work they do in pursuing justice and encourage you to connect with them regarding local social justice issues.
Northern Territory Region
Name: Adye Viney
Appointment: Corps Officer Darwin
Favourite place to holiday: Anywhere there is a bike ride happening
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I would like to have the power to go back in time and change events to alter the way things are now.
Why do you think social justice is important? So that we can try and have equity , fairness and dignity for all people.
What injustices do you see in the area of Darwin? Unjust treatment of the homeless and disadvantaged, the widening gap between rich and poor.
What is an injustice that is particularly close to your heart? Equality and dignity for indigenous Australia.
Contact: (08) 8945 1947
Eastern Victorian Division
Appointment: Assistant Social Program Secretary
Favourite place to holiday: Anywhere I can walk through bush, sit on a beach or connect with nature.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Power to predict the future so that I could win the footy tipping competition, and prevent any Hawthorn injuries before they occurred...
Why do you think social justice is important? I feel it's not enough for The Salvation Army to assist those effected by social disadvantage but to be active in addressing the structural barriers that cause disadvantage - a focus on social justice reminds us of our mandate to do this.
What injustices do you see in the area of the eastern suburbs of Melbourne? Many! Asylum Seeker access to justice, lack of affordable housing, government support payments below the poverty line among many others.
What is an injustice that is particularly close to your heart? Issues in Australian society that impact on everyone having a fair go.
Contact: (03) 8872 6400