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NDIS needs ‘immediate changes’ to bring down costs

Hitting National Cabinet’s 8 per cent National Disability Insurance Scheme cost target by 2026 will require immediate changes to both assessment for the scheme and what is covered by “reasonable and necessary” support, a disability expert warns. Source: The Australian.

Western Australia

Location debate continues as statue of St Barbara returned to Kalgoorlie CBD

A bronze statue depicting the patron saint of miners in Australia’s gold mining capital of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has been returned to its original home of St Barbara’s Square amid community debate and the completion of a $16-million revamp of the CBD. Source: ABC News.

Christmas In The Dioceses

Cathedral turns on the Christmas lights

Sydney Archdiocese is set to transform the St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt into the spectacular centre of Christmas celebrations in Sydney.

South East Asia Terrorism

Philippines bombing leads to call for more security at Christian gatherings

Caritas Philippines has called for greater security at Christian gatherings in the wake of a deadly bombing at a Mass in the Catholic-majority nation. Source: UCA News.

Saints Weapons

Threat from nuclear weapons as great as ever, US archbishop warns

A United States archbishop has warned the threat from nuclear weapons is as great now as ever, and their destructive power is more immediate than climate change. Source: OSV News.

Climate Pope Francis

The fate of humanity will be decided now, Pope tells COP28 summit

The future of humanity depends on what people choose now, Pope Francis said in his message to global leaders at the COP28 World Climate Action Summit in Dubai. Source: CNS.

Health Politics

ACT Government facing renewed pressure over Calvary takeover

The ACT Government faces renewed pressure over its forced takeover of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, with Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith accused of “bad faith” negotiations in the lead-up to the compulsory acquisition. Source: The Australian.


State leaders push Labor to allow euthanasia telehealth consultations

State leaders are calling for the Albanese Government to amend Commonwealth laws and allow telehealth consultations for patients seeking access to euthanasia services. Source: ABC News.


Vinnies backs call for ‘wholesale’ reform of Workforce Australia

The St Vincent de Paul Society has added its voice to widespread support for the parliamentary inquiry into Workforce Australia’s management of employment services.