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Aged Care

Aged care workers win 15 per cent pay rise

Aged care workers will receive a 15 per cent pay boost after the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in the high-profile wage case backed by the Albanese Government. Source: The Age.


Helena’s family and friends reach for the stars

Helena’s House co-founder Fiona McIlwain said she felt blessed to see her daughter Helena’s dream of building a house for people with disabilities get one step closer thanks to community support for an upcoming fundraising walk. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Food Security HIgher Education

Catholic universities join forces with UN to tackle world hunger

A new agreement has been forged between the international Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to address the world’s food and health inequalities. Source: ACU.

Arts and Entertainment

Father Stu KOs swearing and religious profanity

An edited version of Mark Wahlberg’s latest Catholic film, Father Stu, is being released next month with the aim of widening the audience to include more families with children. Source: CNA.


Catholic sector welcomes plan to boost teacher numbers

The National Catholic Education Commission and Australian Catholic University have welcomed the draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan released yesterday by the federal Education Minister Jason Clare.

Cost Of Living

No short-term relief for stretched family budgets

The war in Ukraine, the pandemic and extreme weather events are among the factors contributing to “terrifying” soaring costs of petrol, electricity and gas, says Australian Catholic University’s Andrew Papadimos. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Women ‘must be included’ in formation of priests

One of the Church’s leading experts on safeguarding and clerical sexual abuse says the exclusion of women from seminary formation has had “extremely harmful consequences” and this “needs to change”. Source: Crux.

First Nations Religious

Partnership aims to turn good intentions into action

Catholic Religious Australia has partnered with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council to launch a new training program to help increase understanding of Australia’s First Peoples.

Charity Natural disasters

Vinnies launches Victoria flood appeal

As the rains came down, rivers swelled and floods began to affect Victorian communities in recent weeks, the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria was contacted by people wanting to help. Source: Melbourne Catholic.