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How did we get here?

01 Aug 2012 | Abbie Benci

How did we get here? Just what would our environment look like if we jumped in a time machine and travelled back through history? Is the story of civilisation a story of environmental degradation, or is it more complicated than that?

A national icon in danger

01 Aug 2012 | Doreen Vella

A national icon in dangerThe Koala population in Australia is decreasing at a rapid rate. Is this what we want to happen to one of our most loved animals?

Facing a moral dilemma

12 Dec 2011 | Michael McVeigh

Facing a moral dilemma We asked some students at St Patrick's College in Shorncliffe, Queensland, to write about a moral dilemma they have faced.

Editorial: Youth for justice

03 Aug 2011 | Christopher Navarro

We often hear of 'social justice' - in the media, at school, and in conversations with families and friends.

Young Journalist Award Senior Winner: Hazel’s fortune in faith

03 Aug 2011 | Olivia Fusca

Looking at her, one would never guess Hazel Fortune was dying. With an uncanny resemblance to the Queen of England, Mrs Fortune has a timeless aura; she has not changed in the fifteen years that I have known her.

Putting your hand up

03 Aug 2011 | Zach Woodward

Putting your hand upZach Woodward's passion for helping others has seen him involved in many community and fundraising initiatives, including the St Vincent de Paul Buddies Program and the Passionists' social justice group, all while studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Australian Catholic University (ACU). A guest speaker at ACU 's Social Justice Youth Forum in Brisbane earlier this year, we asked Zach to explain why other young people should also be passionate about these issues.

Small steps, large strides

03 Aug 2011 | Nicola Nemaric

Small steps, large stridesYour own acts of generosity can seem inconsequential when your favourite singer has just secured 30,000 signatures for an Oxfam petition or pledged seven figures to a Haiti relief fund. Can our contributions really make a difference? One 16-year-old demonstrates that youth and lack of fame needn't be a barrier.

Setting the chickens free

03 Aug 2011 | Christopher Navarro

Setting the chickens freeLiving a just life means also being aware of how the products we consume are produced.

This restaurant rules

03 Aug 2011 | Nicola Nemaric

This restaurant rulesNicola Nemaric visits Lentil As Anything, where social outreach and dining go hand in hand .

Would you like to make a difference?

03 Aug 2011 | Ariana Garotti

Would you like to make a differenceFifty years ago, if someone wanted to make a difference they would go out on the streets and make themselves heard. These days we have other alternatives. You can provide support to people around the world from the comfort of your own home, with just a few clicks of a mouse.











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