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Health workers across Australia ‘overworked and underpaid’ as Aged Care Royal Commission heats up

AUSTRALIA’S elderly suffer the indignity of poor care in an aged-care sector plagued by systemic problems, the royal commission into aged care has heard. Health Services Union president Gerard Hayes described how care workers across the country were overworked and underpaid, while there was a lack of funding and a lack of resources. “Because I think, to be quite honest, ... Read More »

Crossing a ‘void’ for the poor, a Christian Brother’s journey to the heart of the village

LEADER, teacher, village ambulance driver – Christian Brother Frank Hennessy has laboured for the best in people from Ballarat to East Timor. Br Hennessy was recently in Brisbane for the final thanksgiving at St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace as the Christian Brothers withdrew from East Timor. He worked in East Timor for five years as ministry leader where he changed the ... Read More »

Abortion ‘used to be a whispered word, today it’s not a whispered word’

WHAT is the leading cause of death in Australia? Cancer killed about 48,000 Australians in 2018, according to the Cancer Council of Australia. Heart disease killed about 43,000 Australians in 2017, according to the Heart Foundation. Road accidents killed about 1200 Australians in 2018, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. While all these tragedies require attention and compassion, these ... Read More »

Canon lawyer becomes the first layperson to be appointed as Brisbane archdiocese chancellor

NEWLY-appointed Brisbane archdiocese chancellor Pat Mullins says more lay people should step up to take on Church roles.  “It’s a good direction that the Church is going in, I think. It’s the way of the future,” he said. Uniquely qualified for the role of chancellor, Mr Mullins is believed to be Australia’s only canon lawyer simultaneously practising as a common ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese awaits acceptance into the National Redress Scheme after lodging application

THE Brisbane archdiocese is awaiting its acceptance into the National Redress Scheme after completing its application to the Federal Government. Archbishop Mark Coleridge said Brisbane was among more than 30 archdioceses, dioceses and eparchies to have submitted all paperwork to the Department of Social Services to begin participation in the scheme. The Government will give final approval to all institutions ... Read More »

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