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‘We need to take care of one another and keep on smiling’, coronavirus wisdom from Anzac heroes

WITH COVID-19 restrictions preventing Australians from gathering at Anzac Day services and marches, Centacare has joined many other organisations and individuals to honour the bravery and sacrifice of servicemen and women in a different way. The Archdiocese of Brisbane’s aged care provider is telling the stories of its clients, who served their country from the battlefield and from their Brisbane ... Read More »

Veteran suicide royal commission unwarranted, former officer says

THE Federal Government is considering ordering a royal commission into veteran suicides, but high-ranking returned officer Kel Ryan says the proposal would be unwarranted and costly. Lt Col Ryan, a Vietnam War veteran and parishioner from Goodna, has been involved in veteran issues for more than 30 years, and said during the last two decades there have been many studies ... Read More »

Former solider says faith-based rehab program eased decades of anguish

A FORMER soldier who served in East Timor 20 years ago has told how a recent return to that country on a spirituality-inspired rehabilitation program has helped ease decades of suffering from trauma. “I feel like a weight has been lifted, and I can now look at things in a different way,” Townsville veteran Murray Sutherland said.  “A lot of ... Read More »

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