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Tomkins triumphed in tight timeframe

“A CROWNING moment in the relationship between Tomkins and the ACU” is how Tomkins’ construction manager Kane Keefe describes the Brisbane campus’ new Saint John Paul II Building. “As to be expected, we were up against a very competitive field,” he said. “That we were selected is a credit to a relationship developed over many years and many projects together ... Read More »

Helping sufferers find dignity

THE Leprosy Mission is an international fellowship working towards our shared goal: “to eradicate the causes and consequences of leprosy”. We’re committed to leprosy because of what the disease does to people. Without early treatment and constant care, leprosy is a disfiguring, disabling disease. In most countries there is such stigma attached to leprosy and disability that people find themselves ... Read More »

Promoting health through Multi-Fresh

Thriving: Since February 2012, Thaddeus has been a valued employee of Multi-Fresh.

MULTI-Fresh is a convenient, one-stop service delivering delicious and healthy seasonal fruit and vegetables to customers, while at the same time employing people with disabilities. As a Social Enterprise initiative, Multi-Fresh was first established in 2011 as a niche delivery option to those in supported accommodation or the home environment. Multi-Fresh now spans throughout the Brisbane region, servicing individuals, families, ... Read More »

Broken Bay brings Canon Law to Australia

Christ among the Doctors of the Law" (Paolo Caliari, 16th century

THE Broken Bay Institute (BBI) in NSW and Saint Paul University (SPU) in Ottawa, Canada, are combining to deliver Australia’s first pontifically recognised degree in Canon Law. Through its partnership with BBI, SPU will deliver intensive on-campus courses for the Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL). The rest of the program will be delivered online by SPU, removing the need for ... Read More »

Finding a way to give back


VISION Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low-vision support services in Australia. It works in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. A spokesperson said volunteers had always been at the heart of Vision Australia, and were critical to the services offered to people ... Read More »

Youth offer inspiring service

VINNIES Youth is the name for the inspiring young people who volunteer for the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. There are thousands of young people who every day share their time, care for humanity and energy to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people around Queensland. Vinnies Youth is a broad term to encompass all ages and ... Read More »

Transport volunteers make a difference

SOME might say that volunteers are priceless, and that is certainly true with Centacare Brisbane’s group of Moreton Bay Transport Program volunteers. The volunteers completely manage and organise the social bus trips for clients, and the outings have gone to greater success since a new 22-seater bus was introduced. Clients vote on trips to be undertaken, and these have included ... Read More »

Saving children’s lives


PREGNANCY Crisis Incorporated, a charity supporting impoverished, abused women under pressure to terminate their pregnancies, is calling for volunteers to supervise a safe house in Brisbane. A PCI spokesperson said an emergency had arisen following the hospitalisation of the charity’s full-time carers. “We urgently need volunteers to supervise the house on an indefinite basis,” the spokesperson said. Pregnancy Crisis Incorporated, ... Read More »

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