Network News September 2013

Posted 2 September 2013 2:59pm


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It's an Invasion, a Teddy Bear Invasion!

MacKillop Family Services

Two-thousand and ninety-five teddy bears at the Melbourne Town Hall (but it’s no picnic)

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A Papal message and the tragedy of this electoral contest.

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Pitching in for Pete’s Place

Marist Youth Care

On 15 August, the ladies of Chatswood Golf Club and Marist Youth Care corporate supporters pitched and putted  for “Pete’s Place” School.

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Pauline Connelly Awarded Papal Honours

Centacare Catholic Family Services

At the end of July, Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide announced that Pauline Connelly, an Assistant Director at Centacare Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, has been made a 'Dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great' by His Holiness, Pope Francis. 

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Walgett Office and headspace Tamworth Officially Launced

Centacare New England North West

Throughout August, Centacare New England North West (NENW) was proud to open a sixth office while also officially launching headspace Tamworth, further continuing their work to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community.

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Cruise of a Lifetime for People with Disabilites

CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Wollongong's Your Direction disability clients aged between 22 and 65, many who had never been on a holiday, recently boarded two buses bound for Sydney and a three-day cruise.

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Forgotten Australians - New Reasearch Collaboration with UNSW

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay, in partnership with five other providers of out of home care services and peak bodies, will collaborate with the University of New South Wales to undertake a three year Australia Research Council research project into the long term outcomes for people who lived in institutional and other forms of out of home care between 1930 and 1990.

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MercyCare Welcomes New Executive Director of Mission and Culture


This month, MercyCare warmly welcomeed Sheryl Carmody as their new Executive Director for Mission and Culture.

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Innovative NGO Project Secures Top Doctor

St Patrick's Community Support Centre

The exciting South Metropolitan Partnership Project funded under the WA Government’s Social Innovation Grant, recently announced the appointment of Dr Karin MacArthur as its inaugural Community Partnership Broker.

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Supporting Young Offenders Towards Recovery

Centacare New England North West

Centacare NENW has been awarded close to one million dollars from the State Government to run a support program for the Department of Attorney General and Justice, Juvenile Justice.

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MYC Endorsed For Best Practice Indigenous Employment Model

Marist Youth Care

At a business employers’ workshop on 24 July 2013, GenerationOne’s founder Andrew Forrest endorsed Marist Youth Care as a best practice model for training Indigenous candidates at their VTEC Skills Development Centre.

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CatholicCare Wollongong Joins Research Consortium and Receives New Home Care Packages

CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Wollongong is partnering with the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong in a three-year commitment to join in the formation and development of a Research Consortium of Illawarra-based community service organisations.

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