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Social distancing has made it harder for domestic and family violence survivors to get help

SOCIAL distancing measures have increased domestic and family violence pressures as women and children struggle to escape perpetrators isolated at home with them who limit their access to help, Centacare Domestic and Family Violence frontline workers say. “The risk that social isolation with the current pandemic raises is that domestic violence often happens in silence,” Centacare Maroochydore Family and Relationship ... Read More »

How Fr Michel Remery breaks bread in a digital Jerusalem

DUTCH priest Fr Michel Remery is Tweeting the way to Jerusalem. Fr Remery, known for his book and app Tweeting with God, was at St Paul’s Book Centre in Brisbane last week launching his new book Online with the Saints and en route to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth. “I think it is important to overcome the image ... Read More »

Experts helping to battle the negative impacts of social media on vulnerable young people

INCREASING human dignity was key to protecting young children from hypersexual online content, Real Talk managing director Paul Ninnes said. Research by Real Talk demonstrated children as young as 12 had shared nude images of themselves, resulting in those pictures being shared online without their consent.  “I’ve had a parent crying on my shoulder at a parents’ night because their ... Read More »

ACU hosting social justice forum

acu forum

HUMAN trafficking will be a key topic at the 10th Social Justice Youth Forum at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Banyo Campus on Friday (May 30).  Award-winning lawyer, teacher, practitioner and scholar Anne Gallagher is the keynote speaker the topic of “Not for Sale: Working Together to End Human Trafficking”.  Dr Gallagher is one of the leading global authorities on human ... Read More »

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