When staff of Calvary Mater Newcastle arrived at work in their pyjamas earlier this month, it was all for a good cause - it was part of the hospital’s recently launched campaign: #endPJparalysis. The goal of the campaign is to encourage hospital patients who are able to get up, get dressed and get moving, to do so.
The number of children and young people requiring foster care has skyrocketed compared with what was required not even a decade ago. There are more than 20,000 children in New South Wales who rely on the foster care system, and approximately 49% of these children are located right here in the Hunter Valley says the Maitland Mercury.
The the Australian chapter of the global Living the Change campaign - to mitigate the human impact on climate change - was recently launched at a gathering of the multi-faith network, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).
The Federal Government’s Gonski 2.0 needs-based school funding plan has been criticised by many in the media.
One such critic is Jenny Allum,Head of school at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, who wrote about Gonski 2.0 in the Sydney Morning Herald, saying it is “an abject failure”. Another critic is Robert Bolton, the Education and Review Editor for the Financial Review who says its solutions are “unrealistic”.
In recent months, Pope Francis has been outspoken about ongoing conflict in Syria and the Middle East. After a chemical weapons attack on Syria, the Pope released a statement condemning the attacks. Now, Pope Francis is inviting leaders from all denominations in the Middle East to pray with him in Italy for peace in the Middle East.