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Global compact a missed opportunity for Australia

The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) might not have been on everyone’s summer reading list. However, it is a history-making document of immense importance in our globalised world, where the movement of people has reached unprecedented proportions. It is touted as the first ever global instrument to coordinate the governance of international migration.

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Drownings prompt deeper despair

The tragic drowning of 17-year-old Arash Yari at Parsons Beach on the South Coast of SA highlighted once again the need for migrants and refugees to be educated about the dangers of the sea and the importance of learning how to swim.

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Praise for Archbishop’s leadership

In her farewell speech, Heather Carey spoke openly and sincerely of her deep affection for Archbishop Philip Wilson and the traumatic legal process which last year concluded with his acquittal. These are her words.

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Unfolding the mystery of Christ

The purpose of any calendar is to help people within a given society to order their lives. Most modern countries use the Gregorian calendar, but in actual fact there are about 40 different calendars in use around the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. The Church’s Liturgical Calendar is one of these and is not so much concerned with ‘counting days’ but in setting out guidelines for the celebration of the mystery of Christ over the period of a year.

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Empowering children to learn

With about 45,000 students in the State’s 102 Catholic schools starting Term 1 last week, Catholic Education SA director DR NEIL MCGORAN writes of the importance of families and educators working in partnership so that every child can flourish in 2019.

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Getting off to a good start

Starting school or going into a new class can be stressful for children and parents alike. Centacare’s parent education team asked parents what their successful strategies were for smoothing the transition, and their responses might surprise you.