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Australian schoolchildren. Photo: Nicole Clements/Caritas Australia

How can we contribute to a more just and fair world?

All people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives. Subsidiarity requires that decisions are made by the people closest and most affected by the issues and concerns of the community.

Caritas Australia works with local communities to support, promote and develop their capacity in decision-making so they can better respond to their own needs.

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Lower Primary F-2

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Middle Primary 3-4

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Upper Primary 5-6

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Secondary 7-12

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Check out our explanation of Subsidiarity and Participation, in comic format:

Subsidiarity Cartoon
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Watch our short video explaining Subsidiarity and Participation

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Go to the next Catholic Social Teaching Principle: The Common Good.