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July 2020

Disadvantage not all about the hip pocket

Originally published in CathNews 4 July 2020 The research found Australia’s most disadvantaged electorate was Hinkler in regional Queensland. (Pixabay) New research on disadvantage in Australia has found that it’s not just income that matters when calculating disadvantage, but other factors such as health and education. Source: The Conversation. The research, conducted by the ANU Centre for Social...

Being part of “Our Place” has helped the refugee community maintain zero covid-19 cases locally.

CENTACARE FNQ PRESS RELEASE 13 July 2020 Since 2018, Centacare FNQ has been facilitating Our Place - a federally funded, assets based and community driven project which aims to build on the strength and resilience of community. The project is based in the Cairns West suburbs of Manoora, Manunda and Mooroobool, a community rich in cultural...

June 2020

May 2020

A way forward to COVID-19 economic recovery

• As published Eureka Street 5 May 2020By Joe Zabar Deputy CEO, Catholic Social Services Australia When a global pandemic cast a mighty shadow across Australia, the Prime Minister, premiers and chief ministers rightly recognised that their duty was to prioritise the health and safety of their people. But as some of the health concerns ease...