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Migrant workers caught up in Bundaberg fire vulnerable to human trafficking

A FIRE that destroyed a Bundaberg pub and backpacker hostel recently sparked Catholics against human trafficking into action. When news of the fire broke, a member of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) was quick to respond by visiting the Queensland regional town and offering support. No lives were lost but many of those who survived the fire ... Read More »

Church advocates seek lost wages for 22 Pacific Island seasonal workers exploited in Queensland

CATHOLIC religious advocates are pressing federal politicians to support an act of grace payment for 22 Pacific Island seasonal workers exploited and underpaid by a Queensland labour-hire firm. The workers from Vanuatu suffered “appalling treatment” and were underpaid tens of thousands of dollars when they were employed to pick fruit and vegetables in the Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg. “The disgrace of coming ... Read More »

SCU health care students go out in the community

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HEALTH students have been providing health checks to doctors, nurses, allied health workers and other staff at Lismore’s St Vincent’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Nursing Home out of the Southern Cross University Mobile Health Clinic. Students studying osteopathy, clinical exercise physiology, nursing and occupational therapy at Southern Cross University delivered the week-long health and wellness program in April as an experiential ... Read More »

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