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Politicians to reveal links between politics and family

Two Howard Government Ministers are part of a team of four prominent politicians who will speak on marriage, the family and life issues in a forthcoming study unit at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne.

Employment Minister Tony Abbott, Ageing Minister Kevin Andrews, Labor Senator Jacinta Collins and Independent Senator Brian Harradine will share their insights on Catholic teaching and politics in a series of lecture-seminars.

A statement from the Institute says they will speak on how they've dealt with certain family and life issues in politics, including how they bring their faith and Catholic teachings to bear on the political arena.

The politicians will be joined by the course co-ordinator, Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference Research Fellow Warwick Neville and JPII Institute Adjunct Lecturer in Family Politics, Rita Joseph.

The course coordinator is Dr Warwick Neville, Research Fellow for the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference.

"This is the first time politicians have been brought together in this way to share practical insights into the politics of marriage, family and life," he said. "It is a wonderful opportunity for the students, and for anyone else to come and listen."

The course takes place in Melbourne on weekends throughout May and June.

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John Paul II Institute for Marriage & Family, Melbourne | Politics of Marriage, Family & Life

30 Apr 2003