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Attacks on 'lenient' judges harm society

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street
Since the British settlement of Australia, people of dominant ethnic and religious origins have complained of Irish gangs, Indigenous gangs, Italian gangs, Lebanese gangs, Vietnamese gangs and generic Muslim gangs. Politicians and media have regularly appealed to public fear and rage, demanding variously that members of the 'gangs' be birched, flogged, imprisoned, deported or shot.

Massive attendance expected for the ordination of the new Catholic bishop

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong has announced that in one month from now, at 7pm on Thursday 22 February 2018, Bishop-elect Brian Mascord will be ordained as the fifth bishop of Wollongong at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, in the presence of up to 4,500 people including the papal nuncio in Australia, His Excellency Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana.

Leading Western Australian governance expert appointed to new Catholic child protection and vulnerable adult watchdog

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Catholic Professional Standards Limited

One of Western Australia’s leading former public servants and administrators has been appointed to the Catholic Church’s new, independent, child protection standards setting, auditing and reporting organisation.

Film Review: The Post

Monday 22 January 2017

Peter W. Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting

This American political drama tells the story, based on fact, of how the Vietnam war, which began under the administration of President Truman, was misrepresented to the American people over three decades by four Presidents. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017, and received six nominations at the 75th. Golden Globe Awards.

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