Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014: The Year That Was

2014 was a year of great progress for the Australian Young Christian Workers, filled with new challenges, triumphs, and friendships. We saw the creation of the YCW ACTION Blog, the development of a new National Campaign, and the expansion of … Continue reading

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Health Care Needs A More Personal Approach

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights was developed by the Commission in 2007 and 2008. It specifies the key rights of patients and consumers when seeking or receiving healthcare services, and offers each patient the right “to participate in the … Continue reading

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YCW National Update

With the year coming to a close, the Australian Young Christian Workers and the AYCW Action Blog would like to thank all of the support from those who have contributed, followed, liked, or volunteered their time to continue to strengthen … Continue reading

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Australians Say #IllRideWithYou In Global Show Of Solidarity

As the horrific siege of the Lindt cafe in Sydney comes to an end, messages of support continue to flood social media with online users countering anti-Muslim backlash through the sharing of tweets of unity and solidarity for Muslim Australians. … Continue reading

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Christmas Competition Is High Between Retailers & Online Shoppers

Australia’s capital cities, suburban councils, and major retailers are spending big this Christmas in a bid to lure shoppers back into stores. This year Australian cities are spending more than ever before on Christmas decorations and attractions, hoping to instil … Continue reading

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Young People Give Up On Dreams Of Owning A Home

Standards of living usually improve from generation to generation, yet this hasn’t been the case as Generation Y have found out. A new Grattan Institute report has revealed that while older Australians are getting richer, younger Australians’ wealth has stagnated … Continue reading

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Shaping Ethical Decisions Using “The Common Good”

There is a philosophy dating back many centuries. It shaped many decisions, laws, relationships, cultures, and conflicts yet we seem to have lost in in recent times. “The common good” is a practice needed to be re-introduced into modern dialogue, … Continue reading

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The Happiest Country In The World

Unhappy with where you live? Then perhaps it’s time to consider packing your bags and jetting off to the happiest place on Earth – Costa Rica. MoveHub recently used the Happy Planet Index to create maps which chart the level … Continue reading

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Why Girls Aren’t Putting Their Hands Up In Class

Hands up if you ever felt intimidated, unworthy, or self-conscious about putting your hand up in class or a meeting. Put your hand up if you felt like you couldn’t speak up. Put your hand up if you feel like … Continue reading

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“The Overwhelmed Employee” & The Need To Simplify Life

There have been countless studies of it, hundreds of articles about it, and millions of people suffering from it. “Information overload” is making us stressed, and it gets a whole lot worse during the holiday season. A study earlier this … Continue reading

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