If you change nothing, nothing will change IMAGE Aurora

If you change nothing, nothing will change

July 07, 2018 Tanya Russell

Q I’m not coping with being at work at the moment. I feel like I am a hated person and a group of staff now ignores me because I told them they made me feel uncomfortable for speaking badly about other staff. There seems to be a culture of negativity and when I raised my concerns with the manager, I was told to lodge a formal complaint and to access counselling. I just don’t see how counselling will resolve the bullying I am now experiencing. I am also afraid to lodge a formal complaint because these colleagues will know it is me and will probably make my work life even worse. I feel stuck and miserable – what if I lodge a complaint, put myself through a process and the investigation comes back in favour of the colleagues I have issues with? This has happened before and I don’t want to have to leave another workplace due to something like this. What do I do?

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Scoring goals, on and off the field

July 07, 2018 Scott Asimus

I am an educator and leader of Curriculum and Sport at St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead. I currently hold the position of TAS Co-ordinator and I have been teaching in Catholic schools for 15 years in the Maitland and Newcastle areas. During this time, I have always tried my best in everything that’s come my way.

You’re never too old to help raise a child IMAGE Aurora

You’re never too old to help raise a child

July 07, 2018 Gary Christensen

Friends of mine are foster carers, albeit not with CatholicCare, and I happened to be at their home recently for dinner. I have known this wonderful couple and the extended family for around ten years. They are community-minded people who do all they can to assist those in need.

Standing up for disorderly women! IMAGE Aurora

Standing up for disorderly women!

July 07, 2018 Tracey Edstein

A new publication by Dr Michele Connolly rsj was launched recently by Emeritus Professor Elaine Wainwright rsm in Sydney.

Could you become a better father? IMAGE Aurora

Could you become a better father?

July 07, 2018 Robert Falzon

“My son, you’re a Dad. Congratulations, Robert”.

My father spoke these words like a blessing over me on 17 April, 1987.

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? IMAGE Aurora

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

July 07, 2018 Tracey Edstein

It’s become something of a cliché for groups protesting about injustice – perceived or real – to chant as they march:

What do we want?
Peace! [or justice, or truth… ]
When do we want it?
Now!

Reading is so good for you IMAGE Aurora

Reading is so good for you

July 07, 2018 Susan McLaine

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies — I mean books — that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”

Deacon helps young people navigate life IMAGE Aurora

Deacon helps young people navigate life

July 07, 2018 Monica Scanlon

Greg Kerr has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division for “service to youth through a range of roles”. He will receive his medal in September.

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