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The Good Oil

The e-magazine of 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. READ MORE


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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

It Occurred to Me

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. READ MORE

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

Native fish restocking program a lifeline for the environment

Discussion provides an insight into the treatment of refugees

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