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Education funding battle heating up

teacher in the classroom

THE Federal Government schools funding bill, publicly exposed as a serious threat to Catholic education across Australia, is now under serious threat. In a week of political maelstrom over Gonski 2.0 which aimed to overhaul schools funding, Liberal senators showed their dissenting muscle, and Liberal MPs in the House of Representatives threatened not to support the funding bill on current ... Read More »

Artists call for unity and peace in Cathedral exhibition

Olga Bakhtina and Michelle Bowden

ARTISTS throughout Brisbane are using what Pope John Paul II described as their “gift as creators of beauty” to call for peace and unity around the world. Cathedral of St Stephen’s Art Group has invited local Brisbane artists to create new works based on the theme, All Are One, for its annual winter art exhibition being held this week. COSSAG ... Read More »

Toowoomba school reaches out in support of police after officer was killed on duty

Support for police

ST Saviour’s Primary School reached out in support of colleagues of slain Toowoomba police officer Senior Constable Brett Forte. School principal Donna Muir, administration assistant Julie Robinson and school captains delivered two car loads of home-baked goods to Toowoomba Police Station recently to provide moral support after Snr Const Forte had been killed in the line of duty. Snr Const ... Read More »

Dominican priest joins Christian refugee advocates in week-long prayer vigil outside Brisbane immigration office

Fr Pan Jordan

IN the lead-up to Refugee Week, Christians have held daily vigils outside the Brisbane offices of the Department of Immigration calling for a fair onshore assessment process for asylum seekers. Thousands of asylum seekers living in Australia have been given until October 1 to submit their asylum claims, or risk deportation. “They are traumatised people, they didn’t keep a record ... Read More »

Grassroots charity founded by Brisbane mum raises $10,000 for Malawi kindergartens

Malawi kindergarteners

CHARITY founder and young mother Donna Power has kept her promise to feed and educate children in Malawi by raising $10,000 in her first major event. In 2011, Mrs Power founded Project Kindy, an Australian grassroots charity that pays for children to attend kindergarten in Malawi. The idea came about from a conversation with good friend Canossian Sister Melissa Dwyer ... Read More »

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