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Diocese of Broken Bay e-Bulletin
Issue 49  |  23 June 2017
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The Australian Education Amendment Bill was passed by the Parliament of Australia in the early hours of this morning, despite all efforts by Catholic School communities in the Diocese of Broken Bay to stop it.

Catholic education leaders continue to believe this legislation was developed hastily and adopted without sufficient scrutiny. The Bill, however, was passed with some concessions that do give Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay a 12-month reprieve from rising school fees.

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A group of Broken Bay school principals and parents travelled to Canberra to speak with Members of Parliament and the Senate today to have their voice heard. It was a small win for the Catholic School sector with the Liberal Party Room meeting agreeing to hold off the Bill for 12 months while a full review of the SES score funding model is carried out.

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St Patrick's Gosford celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi last Sunday 18 June with a procession through the town of Gosford with the Blessed Sacrament. Bishop Peter Comensoli led the procession, to celebrate the body and blood of Christ.

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Congratulations to Barry Finch from Frenchs Forest Parish who has been given an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) in the General Division. Barry received the honour on 12 June as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list, for service to the community through social welfare groups.

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On 19-20 July 2017, the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office and the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne will be co-hosting the National Conference on Pastoral Care in a Multicultural Church and Society.

The Conference will provide an opportunity for formation, renewal and forming new connections. The Conference will allow participants to come together share experiences and begin to implement concrete pastoral models.

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