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Forgotten Legacy: Untold stories of Chinese Anzacs remembered
Last edited 16th July 2014

As the centenary of World War One approaches, the soldiers who fought on the front lines are being honoured. Like many other Chinese Australians, Benjamin Moy Ling served with the Australian army.


Philippines' Charismatic Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to Visit Australia
Last edited 14th July 2014

He is a Cardinal with a huge Facebook following and his homilies are among the most searched for on YouTube. Now Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the inspiring, charismatic and spiritual leader of the Philippines' 75.5 million Catholics is headed for Australia.


Punished by Axe: Bonded Labour in India's Brick Kilns
Last edited 11th July 2014

India's economy is the 10th largest in the world, but millions of the country's workers are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery. One man's story - which some may find disturbing - illustrates the extreme violence that some labourers are subjected to.

Three Aboriginal Elders Honoured - NAIDOC Week
Last edited 10th July 2014

Three outstanding Aboriginal Elders and members of the Archdiocese of Sydney's Aboriginal Catholic Ministry were honoured by the Church of Reconciliation at La Perouse on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday which marked the start of NAIDOC week.

JRS Slams Asylum Seeker Screening
Last edited 8th July 2014

The Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) is deeply concerned about reports that Australia has intercepted two boatloads of Sri Lankan asylum seekers near Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands and has planned a mid-ocean transfer to the Sri Lankan Navy after conducting a mere four-question assessment of the asylum seekers via video link.

Stop the War on Boys in Classrooms
Last edited 7th July 2014

What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference.

Life Saving Surgery Rids Young Boy of Cantaloupe-Sized Tumour
Last edited 3rd July 2014

Seven-year-old Jhonny Lameon was born with a severe facial deformity, which developed into a melon-sized growth which obscured his vision and severely compromised his quality of life. Not-for-profit group Interplast organised visas and tickets for the Phillipino boy and his mother, funding the flights to Australia where he would receive the pro-bono surgery.

Former Sex Slaves to Take Part in South Korea Mass with Pope
Last edited 2nd July 2014

group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II will attend an Aug. 18 Mass with Pope Francis when he visits the country.


Notre Dame's Multi-Talented Head of Theatre Studies
Last edited 30th June 2014

Theatre Studies students at the University of Notre Dame Sydney not only have a chance to explore stage craft, the theory and practice of acting, set design, the fundamentals of directing, producing and a broad range of theatre skills, but are also able to take part in professional productions. With the dynamic British-born Sydney-based professional actor, writer, producer and director, Jane Bergeron as Head of Theatre Studies at UNDA's Sydney campus, undergraduates quickly learn anything and everything is possible.

Egyptian Leader Will Not Intervene in Peter Greste's 7-year Sentence
Last edited 26th June 2014

Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared he will not intervene in the court decision that sentenced Australian journalist Peter Greste to seven years jail despite mounting international pressure.


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