Monthly Archives: July 2016

Pope Francis Tells Young People To Not Chase ‘Thrills’

Pope Francis has warned young people against wasting their lives “looking for thrills” instead of seeking fulfilment, in his first direct address to hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered in Kraków. In a potent message delivered under leaden skies and in … Continue reading

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Open Plan Offices Bad For Workers

Looking back on the changes in office design over the past 30 years, it is easy to see why some employees feel as if they have been subjects in a giant ongoing experiment. For decades the office has moved from … Continue reading

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New Program Helps Young People Connect

Suffering or recovering from a mental illness can be a very isolating experience, especially for young people, but Central Coast ARAFMI is determined to change that with its new Thrive program. Spearheaded by peer worker Erin Higgins, the organisation has … Continue reading

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What is World Youth Day 2016?

More than two million people from 187 countries will gather in southern Poland this week starting on Tuesday for World Youth Day, a thriennial gathering of Roman Catholics that celebrates the future of the church. It comes as Pope Francis … Continue reading

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The Most In-Demand Jobs & Skills For Australia

Several jobs surveys are indicating the market is starting to open up in Australia. At the same time more employees are looking for a better job as they seek better pay and conditions in a low wage rise environment. The … Continue reading

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Home Ownership A Distant Dream For Young People

New data predicts a year from now, less than half of Australian adults will own a home. The news is hardly surprising as property prices have shot through the ceiling,  with the average Sydney home hovering just under the million … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Special World Youth Day Message

As Pope Francis prepares for the 31st World Youth Day, he sent a special message out to the world’s young people joining the spectacular event. This years WYD is being held in Krakow, Poland and the Holy Father will make … Continue reading

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YCW National Update: Perth YCW

The Perth Young Christian Workers community has experienced a rejuvenation of spirit in its commitment to spreading and upholding the methodology of the movement. The message and way of life of Joseph Cardijn, the founder of Young Christian Workers (YCW), … Continue reading

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ABC Heywire is Looking for Young People to tell their Stories

The ABC youth storytelling competition Heywire is now open and looking for young regional Australians to get involved. Now in its 19th year, Heywire is a chance for young people between the ages of 16 and 22 to tell their … Continue reading

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The Value Of Secure Work

Anglicare Australia Highlights the Value of Secure Work Peak social advocacy organisation Anglicare Australia has released its election Position Paper on Secure Work, highlighting “the immense value of secure work” and calling for a tax and welfare system that supports … Continue reading

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