Monthly Archives: March 2015

Women In Health Industry: Put Upon & Sexually Harassed

Following surgeon Dr. Gabrielle McMullin’s comments about the bullying and sexual harassment culture in Australian hospitals, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) announced the establishment of an expert advisory group to deal with these concerns. McMullin’s comments were met … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Palm Sunday Homily

Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass in Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square yesterday – Palm Sunday – in the official commencement of Holy Week, 2015. Francis led a colourful and celebratory procession commemorating the day the Bible says people … Continue reading

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Earth Hour 2015: Switch Off For The Future Of Australian Farmers

Join the Australian YCW and millions worldwide for this year’s Earth Hour by switching off your power for one hour between 8:30pm and 9:30pm tomorrow evening. Earth Hour Australia 2015 focuses on the future of our Aussie food and farmers, … Continue reading

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Abbott: 99 Cents An Hour Is Enough For Some Workers

Comedian and TV presenter Corinne Grant offers her opinion to The Hoopla about the bill that has been re-introduced into Parliament last week which, if passed, will mean that 10,000 workers with an intellectual disability will never recieve full compensation. … Continue reading

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Young People, Gender Stereotyping & Domestic Violence

Remember “that dress”? Well, The Salvation Army in South Africa has used it in a new campaign which has since gone viral to help draw attention to a growing issue in modern society: domestic violence. New data has revealed that … Continue reading

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Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a program of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. On this occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity … Continue reading

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10 Inspiring Quotes From Pope Francis For You To Live By

Here at the YCW we thought, what better way to start the working week (and a Monday!) than with a hand-picked selection of some of Pope Francis’ most inspiring, uplifting and memorable quotes to date: 1. “Essential to the attainment … Continue reading

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Sowing The Seeds Of Hope

Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, but among the women of Ghoryan province in the war-torn Afghanistan, it is changing lives. Following decades of conflict, an estimated two million Afghan women have been left widowed and unable to support … Continue reading

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National Close The Gap Day

Join more than 200,000 Australians of all ages and backgrounds who are supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality. What is Close the Gap? Equal access to healthcare is a basic human right, and in Australia, we expect it. … Continue reading

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Young People’s Futures Depend On Certainty In Higher Education

The defeat of the Abbott Government’s second attempt to de-regulate higher education fees (17/3) has been met with the challenging need to reassess our nation’s educational and political landscape policies. Throughout the entire fiasco it was made apparent that at … Continue reading

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