Historic national Catholic Safeguarding Standards launched

Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPSL)  has released the historic National Catholic Safeguarding Standards in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Speaking shortly after the release, CEO Sheree Limbrick said that during the Royal Commission, Catholic leaders committed to establishing nationally consistent standards and to the audit and public reporting of the compliance of Church Authorities with those standards.

My Buddy – an encounter with homelessness, from a privileged perspective  

Prompted by a good friend to keep my promise of a random act of kindness, the following encounter unravelled. Dashing to the supermarket a few months ago, I noticed a man sleeping rough on a public bench.

Supporting people living with disability in Australia

Almost 20% of the Australian population (around 3.96 million people) live with a disability. Of all of those people who report having a disability, 86% of Australians report having a disability that limits their core activities in some way.