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First Nations Politics

Albanese rejects Opposition’s call to scrap Voice referendum

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says Australia will vote as scheduled, despite a last-ditch appeal from the Opposition to scrap the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum. Source: Yahoo News.

Housing Politics

Labor’s $10b housing fund secure after $1b Greens deal

The Greens and the Albanese Government have finally come to an agreement to get Labor’s cornerstone $10 billion housing policy through Parliament after months of protracted negotiations and delays. Source: The Age.

Architecture Western Australia

New foundation aims to rejuvenate regional areas

The John Hawes Foundation, which aims to rejuvenate regional areas and enhance community wellbeing, was launched recently at St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton, Western Australia. Source: The eRecord.


Sandhurst Diocese launches Season of Creation

A congregation of 200 parishioners, students, teachers and a flock of galahs attended Sandhurst Diocese’s launch of the Season of Creation in the Whipstick Forest, Bendigo.

Education Peace Pope Francis

Greater literacy promotes sustainable and peaceful societies: Pope

If people can learn how to inflict suffering on others with ever more deadly weapons, they can also learn to stop doing so, Pope Francis said in a message marking International Literacy Day. Source: NCR Online.


Nigerian bishop calls for prayer after seminarian dies in arson attack

A Nigerian bishop has called for prayer after unidentified assailants set fire to a parish rectory in the country’s Kafanchan Diocese. Source: Vatican News.

Bioethics United Kingdom

UK court denies teenager’s wish to fight for her life

A Catholic bioethics institute in the United Kingdom has criticised a court for denying an “alert and conscious” teenager the legal right to fight a move to put her on end-of-life care against her will. Source: OSV News.

Synod Vatican

Vatican offers details on how synod will work and media access

Any limitations and rules regarding media access during the upcoming Synod on Synodality are rooted in the “essence” of a Synod and meant to help participants in their discernment process, a Vatican official has told reporters. Source: CNS.

Health Politics

Work to draft Calvary takeover law signed off a year before it was announced

The ACT’s Cabinet signed off on the start of work to draft a law to compulsorily acquire Calvary Public Hospital Bruce almost a year before the Government announced the takeover. Source: Canberra Times.