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Students at Casino Catholic school behind ‘mysterious’ rocket launch

Students launch rocket

ST Mary’s College, Casino, has revealed that the mysterious rocket identified in a recent local newspaper report was fired by its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) tudents. The students have been building and launching rockets in preparation for the 2017 Australian Rocketry Challenge. Project teacher in charge Matt Rolfe said St Mary’s was entering the Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge ... Read More »

Gold Coast Centacare receives over $1m to help women escaping domestic violence

Domestic violence housing

CENTACARE has received more than a million dollars to operate a mobile support service for women fleeing domestic violence on the Gold Coast, amidst claims that there is an accommodation crisis for survivors. At least 280 Gold Coast women fleeing domestic violence are being forced to stay in motels, which Queensland Opposition domestic violence spokesperson Ros Bates has described as ... Read More »

Praying for little Sara: Family of 11-year-old involved in tragic clothesline accident are leaving everything in God’s hands

Mehari family

SARA’S eyes flutter with excitement as another hymn reaches her ears. Her sister Zina is singing the melody, and watches as Sara follows with her eyes to the familiar sounds. The blanket laid over Sara’s body rises with her breath, causing the wooden Rosary beads placed on top to wriggle back and forth. There are other signs of the Catholic ... Read More »

‘Our people are struggling simply to survive’: Horn of Africa experiencing worst famine since WWII

Starving African child

FAMINE in the Horn of Africa is shaping as the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, an Australian Catholic aid expert says. “It is unnerving when you see the scale of the disaster,” Caritas Australia chief executive officer Paul O’Callaghan, who has just returned from witnessing the plight of malnourished villagers in Kenya, said. For about 23 million ... Read More »

Vinnies CEO says “fake refugee” claims lack fairness and justice

Dr John Falzon Vinnies CEO

CHURCH groups have condemned a Federal Government ultimatum to thousands of asylum seekers to lodge their claims to stay in Australia within four months, or have their welfare axed and face deportation. “This latest announcement is cruel, morally reprehensible and a fundamental repudiation of the Government’s moral and legal obligations to those seeking asylum in Australia,” the St Vincent de ... Read More »