Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Secret To Australian Workers’ Happiness

What’s the secret to happiness? Some say it’s relationships and their quality. Others believe the secret is nestled in the realisation humans don’t feel levels but changes around whether things are doing better or worse than expected. And they have … Continue reading

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Audit Finds Almost More Than Half Of Fast-Food Outlets Exploit Workers

Audit of fast-food outlets finds half exploit their workers Nick Toscano Published: March 30, 2016 – 12:30PM Almost half of all fast-food outlets audited by Australia’s workplace watchdog are underpaying their staff, and the overwhelming majority violate payroll obligations. The Fair Work … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Easter Message

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said “we also stand today before the empty tomb of Jesus, and meditate with wonder and gratitude on the great mystery of the Resurrection of the Lord” during his  Easter Monday Regina Coeli address. “Life has … Continue reading

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Pope Francis To Wash Asylum Seekers Feet In Easter Ritual

Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 young asylum seekers during a traditional Maundy Thursday service. The pontiff will travel to the asylum seeker centre in the town of Castelnuovo di Porto north of Rome in the traditional commemoration … Continue reading

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Exploited Farm Workers Still Owed Thousands

Exploited farm workers still owed thousands, despite Government’s crackdown promise By regional affairs reporter Lucy Barbour via abc.net.au It has been a year since the Federal Government promised to crack down on the exploitation of migrant farm workers, but one labour … Continue reading

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Tips For Buying Ethically Produced Chocolate This Easter

Catholics Urged to Buy Slavery-Free Chocolate This Easter Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 11 Mar 2016 “Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.” Pope Francis. Christine Carolan, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Palm Sunday Homily

The crowds in Jerusalem joyfully welcomed Jesus, the Pope said in his homily, and “we have made that enthusiasm our own: by waving our olive and palm branches we have expressed our praise and our joy, our desire to receive … Continue reading

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Is Modern Society To Blame For Rise Of Youth Depression?

Young people are growing ever more depressed. Is modern life to blame? Jean Hannah Edelstein Our mental health has suffered over the past 80 years. The causes are complex, but it’s exhausting to live in a society where asking for … Continue reading

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Give Young People A Chance

Young people are ready to astound us if only we give them room Karen Skinner Published: March 16, 2016 – 9:00PM You know you’re getting old when you start talking about the youth of today. But let’s talk about the … Continue reading

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Worker Exploitation Threatening Australian Image

Former 7-Eleven worker Bharat Khanna warns Australia’s image is at stake unless action is taken against worker exploitation. Bharat Khanna worked more than 60 hours a week managing a 7-Eleven store while studying full-time at university. When he challenged the … Continue reading

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