• 3 February 2023

    9.8 MINS

    If you’re anything like me, there are news items that just blow your mind; you think, ‘How could this be?’ I’ve had a few of these days recently. Many of you can relate, I’m sure. Do you, like me, shake your head in disbelief when [...]

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  • 30 January 2023

    3.6 MINS

    Did you know that in the first 18 years of your child’s life, 7.1 years will be spent in school? Over one-third of the days you have with your child until they go to university or leave school to go to work will be spent [...]

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  • 15 January 2023

    3.2 MINS

    A new children's book examines the mystery of suffering and pain. Exquisitely illustrated, it is an excellent tool for parents to discuss this big question with their children, mentally preparing them for the travails of life. “Life is hard, but we make it harder,” said [...]

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  • 11 January 2023

    2.6 MINS

    For the past 15 years, both Labor and Coalition governments have slashed tax relief and benefits to single-income two-parent households with dependent children, but have increased childcare funding for wealthier couples who enjoy two full-time incomes. Households in which one of the spouses leaves paid [...]

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  • 9 January 2023

    14.8 MINS

    The heart of democracy is the ability to conduct civil discourse, teasing out the benefits and pitfalls of various ideas and courses of action. When we lose the ability to make genuine conversation and shy away from robust debate, our society becomes enslaved to soundbites [...]

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  • 21 December 2022

    6.6 MINS

    Adoption can be a marvellous way to create a family that nurtures a child in need. However, pro-lifers must be careful not to diminish the irreplaceable role of the biological mother, and first offer her support to parent her own child before considering separating the [...]

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  • 17 December 2022

    4.2 MINS

    “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” These are the words of Alexander Smith. To understand the wonder of Christmas, we must first understand the story. Let’s start with the facts, straight from Wikipedia. I will intermingle some of my favourite Christmas videos [...]

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  • 11 December 2022

    4.9 MINS

    Psychologist and renowned speaker Dr Jordan Peterson has some home truths for parents. Parenting is certainly challenging, but it is a tremendous privilege and responsibility that should not be subsumed by competing priorities. Bette Davis said, “If you have never been hated by your children, [...]

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  • 2 December 2022

    2.2 MINS

    Although homosexual marriage is already legal in the United States, the Senate this week enshrined it in legislation when it voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act. Consequently, the Defence of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, has been [...]

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  • 1 December 2022

    3.3 MINS

    On September 26, a Classical Education Seminar was held in Melbourne. Dr Paul Morrissey, president of Campion College in Sydney, delivered the following address, which bears the subtitle, Educating the Whole Person. ___ As current education debates centre on falling standards and teacher education, it [...]

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