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In May, the equivalent of Darwin’s population stopped looking for a job

AUSTRALIA has lost more than 227,000 jobs between April and May, but less than 40 per cent of those people who lost jobs have become unemployed – the rest are not trying to find employment. To be counted as unemployed, you must be trying to find a job. The participation rate – which measures the labour force and people looking ... Read More »

Dale Morrow honoured for her leadership in education

ST Rita’s College principal Dale Morrow is to receive a Queensland Fellowship in recognition of exceptional educational leadership. Fellowships are awarded by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) for contributions of outstanding educational leadership at the state and/or national level. Award recipients are selected from schools across the state, professional associations, universities and supporting organisations. Mrs Morrow’s Fellowship Award ... Read More »

Porn Free Movement has engaged thousands of people across the world

THE social media campaign Porn Free Movement launched two weeks ago has gained more than 17,000 followers on Facebook and reached more than 130 countries.  Brisbane Catholic Joseph Thorley, who cofounded the campaign and designed the Porn Free Movement logo, said he was in it to help men.  “Last year, I was part of a team who ran a young ... Read More »

Brisbane mum counting down the days to becoming Catholic in August

WHENEVER Casey Arden got into trouble as a young girl, or if she had a burning question about life, she “straight away put up a prayer” to God. It was an unusual habit for a child with no exposure to Christianity at home – until late last year, she didn’t even know what the Holy Spirit was. But for 35 ... Read More »

Brisbane priest speaks out against government plans to cut ‘lifeline’ for refugees and asylum seekers in detention

A BRISBANE priest has spoken out against plans to remove mobile phones from refugees and asylum seekers in detention. Bracken Ridge parish priest Fr Gerry Hefferan has pleaded for the proposed federal legislation not to be adopted. Fr Hefferan, who was part of an Australian Catholic delegation that visited Port Moresby last November to meet asylum seekers and refugees formerly ... Read More »

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