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April 2019

Creating Brighter Futures

30 April 2019 Brighter Futures Program for parents Karen had lost confidence in her parenting abilities. She felt like she could not make it. Then she discovered CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning’s Brighter Futures Program. “Working with CatholicCare has changed my life in insurmountable ways. They have made me realise that the life I was living wasn’t...

Home is what you make it

30 April 2019 Personal story from foster carers, Sarah and Michael Sarah and Michael* smile as they talk about their family. “Home is what you make it,” Sarah says. “And the people you fill it with make it a home as well.” The couple had always wanted more children after their daughter, but through circumstances could not have...

March 2019

Church calls for living wage for Australian families

17 March 2019 The Church has made submissions on the minimum wage since 2003 with a focus on low-paid workers and their families, arguing for a decent standard of living for wage-dependent families. Megan Kavanagh, a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Employment Relations Reference Group, said there has been a tradition in Australia –...

February 2019