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New Payments Integrity Bill ‘designed to make things even tougher’

NEWSTART and other essential payments will be temporarily withheld from those with “modest savings” under the newly proposed Payments Integrity Bill put forward by the Federal Government. The bill is a revival of failed 2017 legislation. The aim of the legislation is to reduce the frequency of people seeking social services support if they have “modest savings” to draw from. ... Read More »

University missionary says sharing Jesus is giving people Freedom

VIVIEN Dolar does not measure success by how many people show up to an event; she measures success by bringing people to Jesus. “From what I see in the landscape of the Church, from the people I know, we need to facilitate people’s relationship with God first and foremost,” she said. “That means making sure they know how to pray, ... Read More »

Generosity of spirit on show in bushfire crisis as Vinnies launches fire disaster appeal

“DISCIPLESHIP in action” is how a parish priest described the selfless contribution of Queenslanders who witnessed their homes surrounded by bush fires, yet took action to help their neighbours. At Peregian Beach in Noosa District Parish, Fr Jason Middleton thanked local Catholics for their generosity of spirit assisting others, as fire raged around them. “They took people into their homes, ... Read More »

What is a Vincentian life? Focus on the faith, then serve others in need

ANNETTE Baker has a simple motto – try and do something for someone every day. It’s a motto that’s served her through 19 years with the St Vincent de Paul Society, where she serves as Queensland vice-president. It also took her to win 2017 Community Leader of the Year at The Community Leader Awards. The Vincentian life is a constant ... Read More »

Newly professed Canossian Sister Linh Dinh ‘brightened’ and ‘lightened’ by her vows

“IT was the happiest day of my life,” newly professed Canossian Sister Linh Dinh said about her first profession at the order’s Canossa Chapel at Oxley on Saturday, September 14. “It was so wonderful, it was a grace-filled moment of my life.” Vietnamese community chaplain Divine Word Missionaries Father Joseph Vu celebrated the profession Mass, who was also a celebrant ... Read More »

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