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New era: The new Saint John Paul II building at Australian Catholic University.

“MY job is to empower people, and my organisation transforms the lives of 30,000 young people across Australia each year.” Mark Doyle is clearly passionate about his role as chief executive officer of NET Ministries, a Catholic not-for-profit youth organisation. His recently completed MBA Executive at Australian Catholic University gave him the ability to balance work and study commitments and ... Read More »

Building with relationships at Tomkins

Leading the way: Tomkins Commercial and Industrial Builders on site at the new Saint John Paul II building at Australian Catholic University.

WHEN Tomkins Commercial and Industrial Builders were awarded the construction contract for the new Saint John Paul II building at the Australian Catholic University, the reason why was clear. “The relationship we have built with ACU over many years and many projects played a huge role in Tomkins winning the project,” Tomkins director Mike Tomkins said. “Quite simply, the university ... Read More »

ACU health research gains impetus from Mary MacKillop

Healing hands: Professor Julie Hides with international collaborators and physiotherapists, Mark Hollands and Helen Littleworth, investigate trunk muscle function in former Olympic cyclist, Alison Shanks.

ELITE sportsmen from top football teams including the Lions, Roar and the Reds, school sports players and women with various health issues can indirectly thank St Mary of the Cross MacKillop for the arrival of ACU’s new Musculoskeletal Research Centre in Brisbane. The centre and a research hub located in and beside the Mater Hospital precinct are part of ACU’s ... Read More »

Iconic building reflects ACU progress

Majestic building: The Saint John Paul II Building at Australian Catholic University Brisbane.

By Paul Dobbyn THE Saint John Paul II Building, a striking new addition to Australian Catholic University Brisbane, arrives at an especially apt time in the history of the campus, the university nationally and the Catholic Church. ACU Associate Vice-Chancellor (Brisbane) Professor Jim Nyland captured this at the official opening and blessing of the building on May 25. “I cannot imagine ... Read More »

Architects relished historic challenge

ARCHITECT Sipen Rojnavibul was enthusiastic when as principal of Conrad Gargett she was approached about a significant new building to fill a key space on the ACU’s Brisbane campus. What became the landmark Saint John Paul II Building occupied a commanding site directly opposite the heritage Holy Spirit Chapel. “The project would be the third key building addressing the ‘dove-shaped’ ... Read More »

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 »

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