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Education funding battle heating up

Education funding battle heating up

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 »

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

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

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 »

Student sexting ‘is rampant’ among youth and children, Queensland Catholic school principal says

Student sexting ‘is rampant’ among youth and children, Queensland Catholic school principal says

RAMPANT “sexting” – the culture of sending and receiving nude images – is a major problem among students, a Catholic school principal said. Bundaberg’s Shalom College principal Dan McMahon has joined a chorus of school community concern over the issue, after a student’s photo was “digitally altered by another person in a suggestive and offensive way”. He was told boys ... Read More »

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

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

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 »

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