The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's goal when it comes to child protection is to always recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults, and for National Child Protection Week this year we're putting this commitment front and centre–literally–with the Office of Safeguarding's 'Decorate Your Gate' initiative.
For many, the performing arts are a form of healing, providing solace during times of stress.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the live performance sector, it had a devastating impact on the artistic community. Aside from the substantial loss of income for thousands of performers, the indefinite hiatus created a gap for people who rely on artistic pursuits as a means of self-expression and social engagement.
The NSW State Government has been under pressure from industry of late to undertake an aggressive resumption of immigration levels to bolster the nationwide skills shortage that has resulted from Australia’s border closures.