September 2023

Being Neighbour – one leader’s perspective

Like the Samaritan in the parable, we are called to look, to see, and to respond to the neighbour on the way, especially the neighbour left abandoned, writes Catherine McCahill.

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Winner of The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award announced

The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award was launched by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan with the dual purpose of supporting and encouraging the development of emerging and published writers.

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Vice-Regal reception honours Good Sams’ ‘rich and proud history’

Sisters of the Good Samaritan, together with friends and supporters were honoured guests at Admiralty House recently for a reception hosted by the Governor-General David Hurley and Mrs Linda Hurley.

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The Good Oil wins ACPA Award for Best Content – Climate and Environment

The Good Oil won the award for Best Content – Climate and Environment at the ACPA Awards held in Perth during this month’s conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association.

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Finding my voice

Our world depends on all people having the opportunity and the courage to use our collective voices to discover our common humanity, writes John Haren, winner of our Writers’ Award.

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Referendum ‘a crucial turning point for Australia’

Former school captain of St Scholastica’s College and current Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy is travelling the length and breadth of Australia ahead of the referendum on the Voice to Parliament.

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Prophetic Voices initiative provides students with a platform for dialogue

Good Samaritan Education’s Prophetic Voices initiative provides students with a platform for dialogue and discernment to explore causes, projects, and issues they are passionate about, embodying Good Samaritan Benedictine tradition.

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For Susan Carter, politics is an opportunity to be of service

After an extensive career in law, family advocacy, and university teaching, Susan Carter MLC was attracted to politics as a way of serving the community and working towards positive outcomes.

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