July 2021

When a picture paints a thousand words that reveal the truth

In the quest for truth and justice, the media holds up a mirror that reveals what is hidden from our eyes but often done in our name, writes Patty Fawkner.

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Pandemic has led to an increase in human rights abuses

From her earliest years, Alissia Carroll has felt a compelling need to be with her fellow human beings who are suffering rather than turn a blind eye, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Patricia Purcell retires after a long association with the Good Sams

Good Samaritan Foundation Board member Patricia Purcell retired recently. She spoke to Debra Vermeer about what has been a long and happy association with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

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Fears new rules could restrict advocacy and free speech

The Good Samaritan Foundation has joined its voice with other community organisations in expressing concern that proposed new Federal Government regulations could silence charities’ advocacy on behalf of vulnerable groups.

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New podcast aims to nurture and share story, faith, and life

Good Samaritan Education is launching a new initiative, Communio Calling, a formation resource in podcast style. The first episode will be available on July 22 to mark the 10th anniversary.


Native fish restocking program a lifeline for the environment

The old farm dams in the Wivenhoe Conservation Area on the Sisters of the Good Samaritan’s Mater Dei property at Camden have had a new burst of native fish life.


Discussion provides an insight into the treatment of refugees

Students from Rosebank College and St Scholastica’s College participated in a discussion on the issue of refugees and asylum seekers, which was hosted by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.


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