Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Struggle Of Young People With Disabilities

Intellectually disabled workers are facing a restriction to their rights with a Government bill that restricts the compensation and legal rights available to more than 10,000 underpaid intellectually disabled workers. Some of the workers were paid as little as $1 … Continue reading

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Law Firm Asks Graduates To Pay $22,000 For A ‘Job’

An Adelaide law firm has caused controversy and is now under investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman after it’s been revealed that it plans to charge graduates almost half an average annual salary to participate in a two-year employment and … Continue reading

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#Dare2Care This Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day – Friday 26th June 2015 (Today!) Red Nose Day, held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Thursdays

Judith Foster I was involved in YCW in Holy Name Parish, East Preston (Melbourne) after I left school in 1963. I was one of the leaders’ group and remember using our booklets for Gospel Study and taking action with other … Continue reading

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Australian Workers “Disengaged, Disloyal & Demotivated”

The Disengaged Nation study, by SACS Consulting in collaboration with Deakin University researchers, found “worryingly low engagement levels” when it comes to Australians in the workplace, with weakest results among workers earning between $70,000 to $150,000. The study found that those in middle-management positions … Continue reading

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#SaveOurWeekend

The union movement has launched a campaign to defend penalty rates called ‘Save Our Weekend’. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for almost 2 million Award-reliant workers to lose their penalty rates altogether, with the Abbott government … Continue reading

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Increased Immigration & The Workforce

Pope Francis’s two-day Apostolic Visit to Turin (June 21-22) began Sunday morning in Piazza Rebaudengo, where he addressed an audience of workers, farmers and entrepreneurs. Local labourers spoke to the Pope about their daily difficulties, with the issue of increased … Continue reading

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The World’s 10 Worst Countries For Workers

The ITUC Global Rights Index 2015 has revealed that The Gulf States are among the world’s worst countries for workers’ rights. The ITUC rights index ranks 141 countries against 97 internationally recognised indicators to assess where workers’ rights are best … Continue reading

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Creation Is A Gift From God

Pope Francis recently spoke out about the disasterous impact mankind is having on the environment. The Church teaches us that creation, including the land we feed off, is a gift from God and that we should show respect for our … Continue reading

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Young Australian Catholics Prepare For World Youth Day 2016

Close to 100 young Catholics gathered for an address by Archbishop Christopher Prowse and Polish Ambassador Pawel Milewksi at a launch on Saturday, ahead of the 2016 World Youth Day forum in Krakow, Poland. While there are still a few more months … Continue reading

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