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Caritas CEO Kirsty Robertson: Lead with integrity and focus on needs of the poorest

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Media and Communications

Caritas Australia’s new CEO Kirsty Robertson has a long personal history with Caritas, and recalls giving to Project Compassion 40 years ago. The CEO shares her vision for Caritas, her aim to lead with integrity and keeping the needs of the poorest at the centre, and why her appointment as CEO feels like a homecoming.

Child poverty in Australia: Anti-poverty week CSSV lunchtime conversation

Thursday 17 October 2019

Media and Communications Office
As part of anti-poverty week, Catholic Social Services Victoria hosted a lunchtime conversation in the Cathedral Room in the Cardinal Knox Centre with Dr Nick Halfpenny, Director of Policy and Research at MacKillop Family Services. The event followed a casual and conversational format, with Dr Nick establishing the scale of the problem around child poverty in this country: ‘1 in 6 Australian kids under the age of 15 are living in poverty; an estimated 730,000 children.’ 

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