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Housing Crisis: “The System is Broken”

By: Mike Crooks

With the Australian housing crisis reaching fever pitch, a new event is about to shine a light on the hardship of many Australians – and provide possible solutions. Read more

The Australian Doctor Saving Thousands of Lives in Africa

By: Georgia Free

Meet Dr Andrew Browning – the Australian doctor saving the lives and dignity of thousands of women in Africa, one surgery at a time. Read more

Budget 24/25: “A Fairer Go”

By: Mike Crooks

In tough economic times comes a budget bearing gifts – including a $300 surprise. Read more

“It’s not love, it’s abuse”: Coercive Control

By: Mike Crooks

The NSW Government has launched an eye-opening ad campaign in the lead-up to new domestic violence laws.

Key points

  • 97% of intimate partner homicides in NSW between 2000 and 2018 were preceded by the perpetrator using coercive control towards the victim.
  • Coercive control ads, which begin rolling out today, use the tagline, “It’s not love, it’s coercive control. Know the signs of abuse.”
  • $925 million “Leaving Violence” package to support women to escape an abusive partner announced today.

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Domestic Violence Causes National Distress, Reliance on Lifeline

By: Laura Bennett

Warning: The following article contains mentions of domestic violence. If you need support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au. If you have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au.

In Australia right now, society is grappling with the unignorable truth that violence against women has become a national crisis.
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Motherhood: It Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes

By: Joni Boyd

Key points

  • Sarah: “As a single parent, holidays come with a tinge of sadness.”
  • Kate: “After being told I was infertile, three boys was beyond what I ever imagined.”
  • Tania: “My inability to have a child is because the right man never came along.”

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Australia’s New Mum-Astronaut: “I’m So Grateful”

By: Mike Crooks

An Australian mother of two’s “lifelong dream” just came true. Read more

Vale Mandisa: Thank You for the Music

By: Joni Boyd

Warning: The following article contains content that some readers may find distressing. If you need support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au.
The Christian music scene was devastated by the news of Mandisa’s death last week.

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Molly the Magpie is Home at Last

By: Mike Crooks

Key Points:

  • It all started in September of 2020 when Juliette and Reece rescued a wild baby magpie which had fallen from its nest.
  • The community was devastated when Molly had to be surrendered to authorities due to being held “unlawfully with no permit, licence or authority.” 
  • When Molly was returned home, Australia enjoyed the special moment, amidst a week of otherwise devastating news stories, with congratulations rolling in.

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“Time to Speak Up”: Mission Australia Seeks Young Voices

By: Mike Crooks

Mission Australia is asking people aged 15-19 to have their say in the charity’s 23rd annual Youth Survey. Read more