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Major proposal for new investment to create a purpose-built palliative care system in Queensland

DOCTORS, health professionals and carers have challenged Queensland’s political leaders to commit to a massive spending boost for palliative care. Ahead of the October 31 election, Palliative Care Queensland, the sector’s peak body, AMA Queensland and community groups from across the state have called for a more-than tripling of funding – from the current $110 million each year to $385 ... Read More »

Quarantined Catholic family of seven going the distance for charity

A FAMILY of seven have made the most of their time cooped up in hotel quarantine by running 300km to raise money for charity. The Ross family, regulars at the Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore parish, have spent the past 10 months in Canada on an exchange program. Returning to Australia, and finding themselves confined to a three-bedroom apartment in Sydney, parents ... Read More »

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 »

Hailing St Mary’s in Maryborough, parish commemorates 150 years of Catholic heritage

SINCE 1869, Maryborough families have flocked to the steps of St Mary’s Church to receive the sacraments, forging a Catholic heritage commemorated at a 150-year anniversary event on July 26. Parish priest Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Father George Joseph, Bishop Brian Finnigan, Fr Adrian Farrelly, Fr David Pascoe and Fr Pat Dowd were present for a liturgical blessing ... Read More »

Yeppoon couple to lead Australian pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families conference in Dublin

Mark and TInk Boyd

A QUEENSLAND couple with seven children will lead the official Australian pilgrimage to the ninth World Meeting of Families conference in Dublin in August. Mark and Tink Boyd, from Yeppoon, first attended a World Meeting of Families conference in Mexico City in 2009 after an invitation from then Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan. “It just opened our eyes to the evangelising ... Read More »

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