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Andy Gourley’s getting Red-y for Schoolies

ANDY Gourley has some good news for parents and young people about Schoolies 2019.  “The behaviour at Schoolies has changed radically; it’s so much safer than back in the day,” Mr Gourley, the Red Frogs Australia Chaplaincy Network national co-ordinator, said. “Also, young people aren’t drinking as much these days either and (young people are) looking after each other really ... Read More »

Schoolies’ drinking culture taking a leap in the right direction

SCHOOLIES Week has earned a reputation as being a perilous and sinful environment for school-leavers. Scenes of violence, binge-drinking, illicit drug-taking and sexual predation have become fodder for the mainstream news cycle. One man, however, believes all that is changing. Andy Gourley is the national co-ordinator for Red Frogs Australia, a support network for university students and school-leavers run by ... Read More »

Catholic priest Fr Paul Kelly gets first taste of Schoolies as police chaplain

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POLICE chaplain Fr Paul Kelly chose working at a hardware store over packing his bags for the beach when his Schoolies week came around. As his schoolmates were preparing to party on the Gold Coast after more than a dozen years of schooling, Fr Kelly was working hard stacking shelves. “I couldn’t think of anything worse than leaving everyone only ... Read More »

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