Network News February 2014

Posted 5 February 2014 1:49pm

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Reporting in from the North

Centacare North Queensland

2013 was a successful year for Centacare North Queensland. These two reports on 'megaplaygroups' and a culture of education make for an enthusiastic read with 2014 well underway. 

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In recent conversations with people within our network and the social services sector more broadly, the terms ‘dark’ or ‘troubled times’ have featured repeatedly.

  CSSV Update

New research from CSSV warns that the Vic Gov's move to abolish suspended sentences will have a debilitating effect on Victoria’s corrections system.

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Funding for CatholicCare Centre on the Central Coast

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay

A week before Christmas, CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay received word that its application for State Government funding to build a third Early Learning & Care (ELC) Centre on the NSW Central Coast.

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Introducing Community Commerce

Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services

2014 will see Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services launch Community Commerce, a social enterprise pilot designed to reduce the social isolation and financial exclusion experienced by refugees and new migrants.

Community Commerce recognises the breadth of skills and experience refugees and new migrants bring to Australia.

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New Wheels for MercyCare


MercyCare’s Wembley-based Fostering Services team will soon be revving a brand new engine thanks to property development company Finbar, who generously donated a car to the service recently.

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Pink Lightning Pops Up in Fed Square

Marist Youth Care

The innovative Pink Lightning employment Project was launched in Federation Square, Melbourne on Tuesday 21 January at a one-off pop-up nail bar.

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Expert Tips to Fix Your Finances this New Year

CatholicCare Sydney

Every January, people all over the world take the opportunity to set worthy, if slightly ambitious, goals.  But as the weeks – and sometimes days – roll on, more often than not we find ourselves no closer to achieving our New Year’s resolutions than we were the year before.

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Centacare Brisbane Give Back at Christmas

Centacare Brisbane

Christmas is a special time of year and it’s good to give back and this is exactly what the staff at Centacare Aspley and Northgate have done.

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Building Baby Bridges

Centacare North Queensland

Introducing a unique and innovative program for parents who have a child with a disability or developmental delay aged birth to 5 years. 

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Swim Star Visits Tamworth

Centacare New England North West

At the end of last year, headspace Tamworth, with Joblink Plus, welcomed swim star Ben Austin OAM to Tamworth for a golden show and tell.

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Beliefs and Practices of Australian Catholics

ACBC Pastoral Research Office

What we know and why we know it

The Beliefs and Practices of Australian Catholics Conference and the Parish Workshop Day will explore the issues that matter to all Australian Catholics. It will look at the research results and consider what they mean and how we need to respond.

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