Budget 2018: What about Our Human Rights? 9 March 2018

Ms Hopolang Selebalo, senior researcher at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, and Fr Russell Pollitt, S.J, Director of the Jesuit Institute, were the main speakers at this Roundtable. Ms Hopolang’s analysis of the 2018 Budget focussed on whether the Budget has been articulated into a programme of action that uses the redistributive power of government spending to enable the Constitutional goal to “Improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person”. Fr Pollitt held up a Catholic Social Teaching (CST) magnifying glass to the Budget to analyse the extent to which it adheres to the 7 pillars of CST.

L-R: Adv Mike Pothier (Programme Manager, CPLO); Ms Hopolang Selebalo; and Fr Russell Pollitt, S.J.