A group of pilgrims from all over the world is preparing to enter the city of Katowice, Poland, to bring climate disruption to the attention of world leaders meeting for the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
The impasse over changes to laws that will impact on religious freedom will continue into next year after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offer of a conscience vote to settle the issue before Christmas.
Pope Francis officially recognised one of the towering figures of the 20th century Catholic Church when he canonised martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, at St Peter’s Square on 14 October this year.
Colleen Fenn left St Aloysius Girls High in Hamilton in 1965 and Newcastle in 1970 but refused to say a final goodbye to her classmates. Despite living outside of NSW for most of her adult life, Ms Fenn has, for a decade, been one of the key organisers of St Aloysius reunions at various locations around Newcastle.
There will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050 unless the world begins recycling the material at a rapid rate, a report by the World Economic Forum found more than two years ago. It is this knowledge that keeps Samantha Cross motivated in her quest to see soft plastics recycled on a large scale.