Midway through 2018, drummer Zack Forsythe asked his fellow student at St Paul's Catholic College, Booragul, singer-guitarist Jordan Snowden, if he’d be interested in forming a duo to perform at the school talent show.
A compelling documentary explicitly exposing the angst and aspirations of birth parents whose children are in foster care debunks the stereotypes attached to such situations. But it also implicitly begs questions around the pressure of those taking on the responsibility.
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.
Seafarers are responsible for 95% of all goods and products that come into Australia, yet they are an “invisible workforce” enduring tough and lonely conditions, and confronted with genuine threats to their lives.