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Clooney works to contribute something meaningful

For Oscar winner George Clooney, life as a successful film star and director isn’t something to be taken for granted. At 54, he’s already made a lasting mark on the...

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News Round-Up: May 22

Will Risen be The Passion of the Christ 2? Since Mel Gibson’s phenomenal The Passion of The Christ made $600 million dollars at global box offices in 2004, talk...

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Humanitarian, actor and warrior

Charlize Theron taps into the fiercest side of her personality for Mad Max: Fury Road as it roars through international box offices, but she is just as well known for...

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News Round-up: May 15

Donate now to help Nepal after second quake Sad news this week that Nepal suffered another powerful earthquake, prompting UnitingWorld to renew its call for donations to...

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Lifeline South Coast volunteers recognised for lifesaving services

Photo shows (left to right), UOW V-C Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, Audrey Wilson, Joan Bell, Grahame Gould, Ron Hill and Stephen Long of Lifeline South Coast. National...

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Jobs for families is a bitter-sweet package

UnitingCare Australia says the highly anticipated Families Package is bitter-sweet for Australian families. “While greater investment in childcare is very welcome,...

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Budget under-invests in vulnerable people

This year’s Budget seeks to repair some of the political damage from last year. “Worthwhile measures include investing in vulnerable children, continued...

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Budget’s most important deficit: Support for the most vulnerable and First Peoples

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed overall disappointment at the 2015-16 Federal Budget, singling out measures that will add to the suffering of the most...

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What the budget means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

Photo courtesy UNHCR KEY POINTS The Refugee and Humanitarian Program will provide 13,750 places in 2015-16, the same number as in 2014-15 and 6,250 fewer places than in...

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Primary education in Tonga boosted by NSW partnerships

An ongoing partnership of mission between NSW Congregations and Tongan Christians has helped to improve the future for villagers and their children. Following years of...