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Torres Strait beauty shines in Australia’s first Aboriginal Model Search

Temanu O'Brien-Schmidt

INDIGENOUS beauty Temanu O’Brien-Schmidt is planning to put the “small islands” of the Torres Strait on the map if she becomes Australia’s next Aboriginal Supermodel. The Torres Strait Islander and Lourdes Hill College Year 8 student was selected as a national finalist for the first Aboriginal Model Search in Australia, to be held in Sydney on October 1. “I first ... Read More »

Wise advisor behind Queensland’s hub for bioethics Dr Ray Campbell to retire

Ray Campbell

BRISBANE’S leading bioethics expert who helped spearhead a submission rejecting legislation for embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning in Queensland is looking for a successor. After 16 years as the director of the Queensland Bioethics Centre and the John Paul II Centre for Family and Life, Dr Ray Campbell is retiring from the role in December. Originally a university lecturer ... Read More »

Golden streak for St Columban’s Caboolture

lakeisha patterson

THE Olympic movement has reached deep into Caboolture this school term, throwing up two gold medallists in Rio. A few weeks back, St Columban’s College roared as former student Evania Pelite scored a try in Australia’s triumph over New Zealand in the women’s rugby gold-medal game in Rio. The school cheered again last week as Year 12 student Lakeisha Patterson ... Read More »

Catholics were reading the leaked Nauru Files in public when the Senate proposed an Inquiry into the document

protesters

CATHOLIC refugee advocates including a Dominican priest who last week delivered public readings of the Nauru Files say a Senate inquiry into the leaked document needs to demand closure of the camps. During a 10-hour reading of more than 2000 reports outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Brisbane on September 12, the Upper House passed a motion ... Read More »

Wagga priest originally from Brisbane honours his bishop

Bishop Gerard Hanna

WAGGA Wagga priest Fr Mark Whybrow has honoured his former bishop as a man with a sincere and generous commitment to live the Gospel selflessly through priestly celibacy. The diocesan priest who is originally from Brisbane said the majority of his priestly training was under the guidance of Bishop Gerard Hanna who officially resigned on Monday. Fr Whybrow entered Vianney College, the seminary for the ... Read More »

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