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Inferno claims lives, homes

Lost it all: Rappville resident John Duncan looks at the remains of his home. Photo: Carol Duncan

RAPPVILLE resident John Duncan, 83, lost his home in the early October blazes in northern New South Wales. His daughter Carol, a Newcastle City councillor, saved him and his partner Cassie, who were hiding in a steel shed, by tweeting to the Rural Fire Service. Mr Duncan’s home was one of 45 burned down in the bushfires in Rappville. Those ... Read More »

Future Townsville priest joins family to thank supporters in moving video

PREPARING for ordination, Deacon Emene Kelemete has received “countless” well wishes on his journey. In a video posted on Facebook, Deacon Kelemete stood with his parents, Josef and Peteli, his siblings and partners, and nephews and nieces to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Deacon Kelemete is set to be ordained at Edmund Rice Hall at Ignatius Park College ... Read More »

North Queensland bishops say legalised euthanasia without improving palliative care is simply immoral

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris and Anglican North Queensland Bishop Keith Joseph have issued a joint statement criticising the latest push towards euthanasia by the Queensland Parliament. “As a society we rightly detest murder and suicide: for we rightly hold that human life is precious and should be protected,” the bishops said.  “Euthanasia is carried out either by helping someone end ... Read More »

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