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Jackie Trad leading renewed push for euthanasia in Queensland

Jackie Trad leading renewed push for euthanasia in Queensland

THERE is a renewed push to introduce voluntary euthanasia in Queensland, just as a politician in The Netherlands has proposed a long-awaited bill to offer healthy Dutch people over-75s the right to ask to die. Former treasurer Jackie Trad, now backbencher and a key supporter of voluntary euthanasia, has told The Australian newspaper voters deserved to know where the major ... Read More »

Wagga’s newly installed bishop humbled to be ‘an answer to prayers’

Wagga’s newly installed bishop humbled to be ‘an answer to prayers’

WAGGA Wagga’s sixth bishop might be an answer to the diocese’s prayers but Bishop Mark Edwards is certain the appointment was a “mysterious choice of God’s”. Bishop Edwards, who was installed as the sixth bishop of Wagga Wagga on July 22, said it was “mysterious to me” why he was chosen to lead the rural New South Wales diocese. “I ... Read More »

Confusion and stress growing for international student body

Confusion and stress growing for international student body

WHILE COVID-19 restrictions have eased, uncertainty facing university students had not, and a Queensland student mentor said supporting them was all about meeting the essentials. Queensland Filipino Youth Association mentoring officer Seb Narciso, who graduated from the University of Queensland in December, said students were anxious about a combination of “long-term and short-term financial complications”. Day-to-day cost of living was ... Read More »

Catholic social justice leader praying for grandson battling rare childhood dementia

Catholic social justice leader praying for grandson battling rare childhood dementia

THE Ipswich family of four-year-old Oliver McCoombes, who is battling a rare and fatal type of childhood dementia, are hoping and praying for a cure. Most sufferers of  Sanfilippo syndrome, will forget who their parents are and will not reach adulthood, but Oliver’s close-knit, extended family believe researchers could be on a path to finding a treatment to slow the ... Read More »

Indooroopilly church built in early 1960s wins major architecture award

Indooroopilly church built in early 1960s wins major architecture award

A SUBURBAN Brisbane Catholic Church described as “a freak of a building”, but also one of “unique beauty” has won the prestigious Enduring Architecture Award at the annual Queensland Architecture Awards. Holy Family Church, Indooroopilly designed by Brisbane architectural firm, Douglas and Barnes, was built in the early 1960s and is a rare example of modernist architecture in Brisbane. The ... Read More »

New study shows Archdiocese of Brisbane contributes $2.5 billion to Queensland economy

New study shows Archdiocese of Brisbane contributes $2.5 billion to Queensland economy

A GROUNDBREAKING study shows the huge community contribution of the Catholic Church across south east Queensland. The Archdiocese of Brisbane makes a $2.5 billion contribution to the Queensland economy through its parishes, schools and agencies, employing 22,000 staff to carry out its work and has 14,000 volunteers. “I think even our own aren’t aware of how significant our contribution is ... Read More »

My child will continue to work from home, even if I am not

My child will continue to work from home, even if I am not

WORKING parents around the world would agree with me – Robert Adler is our hero. In 1956 the engineer and prolific inventor created a button that would save ears from the distress of offensive sounds. It was intended to block the noise of television ads, but during the pandemic, it has been the ultimate tool to silence the untimely convulsions ... Read More »

Pro-family policies like family tax reform will build a stronger Australian economy post-pandemic

Pro-family policies like family tax reform will build a stronger Australian economy post-pandemic

AUSTRALIANS have been dealt a relatively good hand when it comes to government financial aid through the pandemic, with the likes of employment benefits and tax-return incentives. A new Deloitte Access Economics report released last week predicted Australia’s downturn would be significantly less than experienced by the rest of the world. “It says our downturn is going to be rather ... Read More »

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