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Catholics schools in Queensland will delay NAPLAN online roll out until 2018

  QUEENSLAND Catholic schools will not be required to conduct the new rollout of NAPLAN Online until 2018, the sector’s peak body confirmed today. Queensland Catholic Education Commission confirmed Catholic schools would follow the government sector and delay the rollout until next year. Around 22 Catholic schools in Queensland were scheduled to take part in the first stage roll out. ... Read More »

Brisbane priest ‘grateful to God’ for support that led to removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

Fr Paul Kelly

A GOLD Coast priest has a sense of “gratitude, relief and exhaustion” after a five-year long campaign that led to the scrapping of a Queensland law that allowed “gay panic” as a partial defence for murder. Surfers Paradise associate pastor Fr Paul Kelly “never doubted” he was fighting for a just cause – the Christian principle of absolute respect for human ... Read More »

Queensland MPs say if they will oppose proposed abortion Bills or not

Abortion bills

Political decision: Queensland MPs responded to two questions about the proposed abortion Bills. LIBERAL National Party members are likely to vote against changes to Queensland’s abortion laws when Parliament resumes this week, with one calling the proposed Bills a “liberalisation” of current law. The Catholic Leader asked all 89 Queensland Members of Parliament how they would be voting for the ... Read More »

Queensland Abortion Bills primed for debate before Christmas

prolife

QUEENSLAND’S politicians could debate the so-called Pyne Abortion Bills within days following a surprise parliamentary move. In a late morning manoeuvre, Member for Cairns Rob Pyne put forward a procedural motion to have his two Abortion Bills debated together, rather than separately. Labor Government members voted in support, opposition LNP members voted against, and with minor party and independent votes ... Read More »

Lord’s Prayer in parliament a good reminder of work beyond politics

parliament

PRAYING the Lord’s Prayer in Queensland Parliament would remind politicians of a higher calling beyond politics, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Responding to a report in The Courier-Mail on mixed reaction from Labor ministers about the Lord’s Prayer during parliament, the Archbishop said the Lord’s Prayer was an “effective way” of setting parliament “in a larger context”. “At a time ... Read More »