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How a Catholic parish’s clever housing initiative saved a little boy’s life

Alex, Yenny and Gabriel Malaver

COLOMBIAN migrants Alex and Yenny Malaver might be the only parents in Australia who say renting a house saved their son’s life. The young parents, who are originally from Colombia but met in Brisbane through the Catholic Latin American community, are the first migrants to benefit from the Jubilee parish’s Head Start Program, which turns weekly rental payments into a ... Read More »

Family advocates say government’s support of childcare in Omnibus bill ‘competing’ with stay-at-home mothers

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FAMILY advocates believe plans to save $4 billion by scrapping family tax benefits shows the Australian government is only interested in “competing” with stay-at-home mothers. National Civic Council Queensland president and father of five Luke McCormack is against the controversial childcare and welfare omnibus bill, which calls for a complete cull of the Family Tax Benefit end of year supplements ... Read More »

Poverty rise shows Gold Coast not all waves and sunshine

Homeless Gold Coast

SPIRALLING costs of living are forcing more families below the breadline, with increasing pressure on our most vulnerable, including children a snapshot of poverty in 2016 shows. The Poverty in Australia 2016 report – prepared by the Australian Council of Social Service – shows nearly three million Australians now living in poverty.  The report also found more children living below ... Read More »

Sydney family will fast from ‘daily luxuries’ including fast food for next 31 days to support traditional marriage

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SYDNEY mum Rosina Gordon will be postponing spontaneous trips for fast food from tomorrow in a bid to show Catholics want marriage laws in Australia untouched. Mrs Gordon, her husband Christopher and the couple’s six children will fast from their favourite family restaurant chain for the whole of October as part of a national month of prayer and fasting for marriage and ... Read More »

Election 2016: Archbishop Coleridge calls on political leaders to build calm after close tussle

archbishop mark coleridge

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has warned that Australia faces a new political landscape where tactics replace policy, and the major parties – both Liberal and Labor – struggle to survive against the rise of micro powers. Archbishop Coleridge has delivered his stark assessment as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition begins the difficult task of governing with a slender majority. With ... Read More »

Dad having heart surgery today with no insurance cover receives miracle from Medibank

Mahoney family

Updated June 9, 2016 “THANK you, thank you everyone,” was the cry from Chris Mahoney, a Brisbane father of four, just before he gowned-up to undergo robotic heart surgery. “Isn’t it funny how seemingly unrelated events can come together to deliver a truly miraculous outcome,” he said. Medibank Private will now cover the majority of the cost of Mr Mahoney’s life-saving ... Read More »

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