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Brisbane Aboriginal woman has high hopes for new Closing the Gap agreement

BIRRA Gubba woman Cynthia Rowan, has high hopes for a revamped Closing the Gap agreement aimed at substantially improving life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. “I think it’s a great document, but it’s the implementation of it is going to be the challenge for service delivery to indigenous people,” Ms Rowan, a Bracken Ridge parishioner and long-time ... Read More »

Arts students hit hardest by government changes to university fees

A CATHOLIC academic has defended the value of popular arts degrees after the Federal Government announced sweeping changes to high education funding aimed at producing “job-ready graduates”. “It’s a shame to send a message that the humanities aren’t worthwhile in terms of career,” Campion College president Paul Morrissey said, after Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan outlined a new fees structure ... Read More »

ACU Campus Ministry is online and they have never been busier

CAMPUS ministry without a campus was always going to be a challenge, but one Colleen Tracey was ready to take on. Coronavirus restrictions had led to empty university campuses across the country, including at Australian Catholic University Banyo campus, where Mrs Tracey worked as campus ministry staff pastoral associate. But the shutdown was not going to keep her from reaching ... Read More »

ACU vice-chancellor Greg Craven is to retire early next year after 13 years of leadership

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University’s vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven – a “strong and respected” Church voice – is to retire early next year after 13 years of leadership. Professor Craven has overseen the transformation of ACU into a leading Australian institution that is now in the top 10 Catholic universities globally. “Professor Craven is always ready to go into battle for what ... Read More »

Young Kamilaroi woman Shaunah Downton wants to end post-natal depression among her people

SHAUNAH Downton isn’t your average graduating senior.  The 18-year-old was awarded early entry to study midwifery at Australian Catholic University, Banyo, following a school-based traineeship with Metro North Hospital and Health Service. From the Kamilaroi people in Mungindi, overlapping NSW and Queensland borders but with a NSW postcode, Shaunah was named Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the ... Read More »

University welcomes dogs, cat, and even alpacas for the annual Franciscan animal blessing

“EVERYONE loves animals,” Colleen Tracey said, holding her Maltese cross bichon frise dog Teddy at this year’s Australian Catholic University Brisbane campus animal blessing on September 12. Mrs Tracey, the Brisbane campus ministry staff pastoral associate, said animals had a way of bringing people together and knocking down barriers. “This is a celebration of the interconnectedness of all creation in ... Read More »

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