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The Ruddock review and responding to change The Ruddock review and responding to change

The Ruddock review and responding to change

Friday 15 June 2018

Media and Communications Office 

The Federal Government’s Inquiry into Religious Liberty, under the leadership of Philip Ruddock, presented its report to Malcom Turnbull in May 2018.

The report, which currently remains unreleased to the public, is in the hands of the Prime Minister. It will offer Australia’s leadership an insight into how the country should move forward at a time where religious freedom remains hotly debated.

Professor Sue Walker AO recognised for her contribution to women’s health

Thursday 14 June 2018

Mercy Health

Professor Sue Walker AO has been recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours list. Professor Walker is Mercy Hospital for Women Director of Perinatal Medicine, as well as Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Melbourne,

Professor Walker was awarded for her distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the disciplines of obstetrics and gynaecology, as an academic and clinician, and for her enormous contribution to professional organisations. 

Queen's Birthday honour for Melbourne's Fr Joe Caddy

Monday 11 June 2018

Media and Communications Office

The Reverend Father Joseph CADDY, St Kilda East : For significant service to the community through a range of social welfare initiatives and policy reforms, and to the Catholic Church in Australia. 

So reads the Queen's Birthday honour bestowed on Melbourne's Fr Joe Caddy today. Fr Joe is Episcopal Vicar for Social Services in the Melbourne Archdiocese, former CEO of CatholicCare in Melbourne, and is presently parish priest at St Mary’s in East St Kilda. 

Have you been tolled today?

Friday 8 June 2018

Media and Communications Office

Running from today until the holiday Monday upcoming, the 2018 ANZAB Ringing Festival has got bells ringing all over the Archdiocese.

ANZAB is The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers, and from all over the nation and New Zealand, they have descended on us for the long weekend. 

Coffee and conversation: Safe Haven Café opens at St Vincent’s Fitzroy

Thursday 7 June 2018

Media and Communications Office
 
At night, the red ‘emergency’ sign of the emergency department at St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy acts as a beacon for homeless or socially isolated who are feeling distressed or in need of comfort. To lift pressure on the emergency department, the Safe Haven Café launched at St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy in March 2018 for people seeking mental health support.
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