A holiday break often brings much needed perspective. To be removed from the daily demands and placed into a different context can bring with it rest and renewal.

Your voice

By Penny Mulvey What role does a church newspaper play? Whose interests does it serve? Newspapers are defined by their very name – the purveyors of news, and news is basically the presentation of information about recent

When words fail

Journalists and communications specialists are immersed in a world of words. We recognise the power of carefully chosen, well nuanced words. So too do government departments…remember Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.

Hope and healing

By Penny Mulvey On Friday 20 September, 15 people died in a bomb attack in a Sunni mosque in Iraq.

Dark days

By Penny Mulvey These are dark days for our nation. No longer are we a place that welcomes strangers. No longer do we model hospitality and compassion.

Australia’s shame

By Penny Mulvey On Tuesday 23 July, approximately 370 thousand babies were born throughout the world.

July editorial

By Penny Mulvey Politics can be grubby. Certainly the leadership spill of 26 June seemed cynical and disheartening.

The power of words

By Penny Mulvey Growing up, the old nursery rhyme, ‘sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you’, was regularly repeated to me by my parents.