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Experts helping to battle the negative impacts of social media on vulnerable young people

INCREASING human dignity was key to protecting young children from hypersexual online content, Real Talk managing director Paul Ninnes said. Research by Real Talk demonstrated children as young as 12 had shared nude images of themselves, resulting in those pictures being shared online without their consent.  “I’ve had a parent crying on my shoulder at a parents’ night because their ... Read More »

Federal Budget continues to ignore the plight of the most disadvantaged Australians, Vinnies says

A homeless man sleeps on a bench

THE 2019 Federal Budget continues to ignore Australia’s most disadvantaged citizens, St Vincent de Paul Society national president Claire Victory said.  Ms Victory said the Budget, delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, failed to address two dominant drivers of poverty and disadvantage in Australia – the soaring costs of basic housing and below-poverty-level income support payments.  “We are disappointed this Budget ... Read More »

Uniting in stewardship – taking care of our common home with the wisdom of religion and tradition

IT’S been proposed that turning to religious and traditional wisdom could help protect planet Earth, after environmental scientists delivered a “dire” report card on the health of the environment. “The science is clear,” UN Environment acting executive director Joyce Msuya said at the fourth United Nations environmental assembly in Nairobi this month. “The health and prosperity of humanity is directly ... Read More »

Full of hope, QATSIF scholarship recipients celebrate a ‘better and better’ future

THE latest Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation scholarship recipients represent a generation of hope, being the largest Year 11 cohort – 1416 students – to go through the foundation. More than 250 students, parents, staff and community members, from 30 schools across the state, gathered at Australian Catholic University McAuley Campus, Banyo for the first of two QATSIF ... Read More »

Nudgee students shave the day, raising money to stop cancer and increase awareness

ST Joseph’s, Nudgee College students have shaved their locks and raised more than $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.  The students promoted their efforts to family and friends via social media and word of mouth, as well as promoting it around the college in daily notices, via bill boarded posters and presented to the community on full school ... Read More »

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