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Author’s reading certainly a spectacle

September 06, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

It’s not every day you get to hear one of your favourite books read to you by the author. So when acclaimed children’s author Susanne Gervay visited St Columba’s Primary School, Adamstown, to read her most recent work The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses, the students were mesmerised by her animated presentation.

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Talk the talk to keep the peace

September 06, 2019 Tanya Russell

Q  I’ve recently been told that my communication style at work offends some of my colleagues. I didn’t think I was being offensive, however my preferred way of communicating is to be direct with people and get to the point, rather than get into social “chit-chat”. I don’t go to work to socialise, but I can see that sometimes I may appear unfriendly. To keep the peace at work, I’m interested in how I can adjust my communication style when necessary.

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Imbalance of abuse slowly redressed

September 06, 2019 Darrell Croker

The National Redress Scheme to help people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse was introduced following recommendations from the royal commission.  

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Tragedy turns to triumph

September 06, 2019 Brittany Gonzalez

Marny Cringle’s life is an inspirational story of determination and faith overcoming devastating adversity. She suffered horrific injuries after being dragged under a train in the London Underground, had her life support turned off, a leg amputated due to the accident and then developed the killer brain infection meningitis.

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And then there’s the Pope

August 03, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

Last month I wrote from Rome but before the Australian Bishops’ Ad Limina visit had begun. I think it will not be too boring if I also set today’s column in that ancient city, but this time with views inside the Vatican and, indeed, the Apostolic Palace itself.

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Wrestling with the sacking of Israel Folau

August 03, 2019 Chris Middleton

High-profile Australian rugby player Israel Folau’s April 10 Instagram post is an example of the impact of our use of social media, and of the complex issues it raises.

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Zimmerman Services upgrades with expanded mandate

August 03, 2019 Darrell Croker

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults will reach new levels when spring dawns on the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. There is no denying the effect of historic child sexual abuse, but there is an absolute commitment not only from the leadership of the Diocese, but also the people of the Diocese, to implement best-practice preventive programs.

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Maximum attention for minimum wage and marginalised

August 03, 2019 Todd Dagwell

“For those on the margins, those who are required to survive on an inadequate minimum wage or the abysmal level of Newstart, life will not be getting easier any time soon.”

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