Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Field Trip: Papua New Guinea

Margaret, Nathasia and Annette in St Mary's School of Nursing staff room

While large-scale projects – roads, mobile phone towers, mines, etc. – prided by governments and corporations, capture our attention from a distance; the small, local activities are most meaningful to people’s lives.

Letters from PNG: High School Education

Tony teaches guitar to his students

Jobs include getting up at 1am and chasing boys back inside the dorms as they managed to get out; getting up at 2am to calm down an entire dormitory of screaming boys because someone saw a ghost – AGAIN!

Letters from the Field

Des with two students on the library steps

Of course the ute is totally clapped out – it whines like a Collingwood supporter – and there is no key for it, because the key is lost.

Palms Australia welcomes Cardinal Pell…

Cardinal Pell visits Palms

As part of his visit to St James’ Parish, Archbishop of Sydney, George Cardinal Pell visited Palms Australia’s head office on Thursday 13th November 2008.

Papua New Guinea Field Trip

Des Hansen with student at Sacred Heart College, Tapini in his previous placement

Just as Australia is more than just the Opera House, cricketers, kangaroos and beer, there is so much more to our northern neighbour than popular images give credit to.


The end of extreme poverty is at hand, within our generation, but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us. - Jeffrey Sachs