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Drought behind region with worst youth unemployment, bush Sister says

Sr Christine Henry

BUSH Sister of Charity Christine Henry believes prolonged drought is one reason outback Queensland has been identified as easily Australia’s worst youth unemployment hotspot. A report by the anti-poverty group The Brotherhood of St Laurence has analysed Australian Bureau of Statistics data to find youth unemployment at its extreme – 67.1 per cent – in a thinly populated but vast ... Read More »

Country girl and evolution believer inspired by God the Creator wins world science break

Isabelle Russell

WINNING a 50,000 Euro ($AUD76,000) scholarship for a competitive Masters program as a rural student was only achievable with prayer, science student Isabelle Russell said. Ms Russell, 22, was one of only five students living outside of Europe who received a Category A scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Evolutionary Biology. The scholarship will pay for two years ... Read More »

Country girl set to lead one of Brisbane’s top residential colleges

THÉRÈSE Eddy will rely on her rural background and the strength of her own life experience to lead one of The University of Queensland’s premier residential colleges. Thérèse is the new head of college and chief executive officer of Duchesne College, which was founded by Archbishop James Duhig in 1937 to provide a safe and welcoming home for young Catholic ... Read More »

Brisbane country singer makes dream trip to Nashville

Bridget O'Shannessy

RISING Brisbane country musician Bridget O’Shannessy (pictured) had her childhood wish granted when she made her debut performance in America’s music city last week. The 16-year-old from Brisbane played her first live performance in Nashville, Tennessee, as a finalist for an international song competition. The talented young singer also met with major music producers, record company representatives and songwriters to ... Read More »

‘Miracle’ rain needed in Queensland

Hard times

A SIMPLE prayer or message of support provides a “huge boost” to the morale of Queensland parishes suffering under the grip of severe drought. Townsville diocesan administrator Fr Mick Lowcock said parishioners in areas such as Julia Creek, Hughenden and Winton gained hope just from knowing there was someone out there who cared. “If they know there are people out ... Read More »

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