Reports and Plans

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This page is home to various reports, plans and Year in Review publications. 

Year in Review 

This page is home to our annual report-style publication which is a yearly review of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and its agencies. We showcase the achievements of the organisation within the calendar year and each edition can be found below.

2022 Year in Review 


2021 Year in Review 


2020 Year in Review 


2019 Year in Review 

Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

In 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle launched its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan. 

The Reflect RAP is the start of our more formal reconciliation journey that recognises the work our staff and agencies are doing as we journey towards reconciliation.

The Reflect plan is centered on pillars of relationships, respect, opportunities and governance. it is endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and follows their framework. Find out more about the Reflect RAP and Reconcilation Australia framework here.

Committing to a Reflect RAP means scoping and developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, deciding on our vision for reconciliation and exploring our sphere of influence.

Sustainability Plan 

Sustainability Plan 

In 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle launched its Sustainability Plan.

It recognises our ability to positively influence sustainability in the Maitland-Newcastle region.

The geographic region covered by the Diocese includes 154,481 residents identifying as Catholic and the Diocese employs more than 4,600 staff across its parishes and agencies. In addition, the Diocese provides services to many individuals as well as educating more than 20,000 primary and high school students. Due to its community reach, geographic coverage and size, the sustainability commitments of the Diocese have the potential to make a significant impact on the broader community.

Our Diocesan vision is to be a leader in sustainability and proactively play a key role in transitioning the Maitland-Newcastle region to a more sustainable future. Our Sustainability Plan is underpinned by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our Diocesan Strategic Plan 2022 -2025.

Our CEO, Sean Scanlon said, “Daily, our Diocesan operations influence and impact more than 25,000 children and young adults across our schools, early education or in our care, and more than 4,600 employees. Our people care deeply about sustainability and the Diocese considers it part of its responsibility to equip the next generation to understand global challenges and the role they may play in rising to meet them.”

To read our Sustainability Plan, flick through the below or click here.

Modern Slavery Statement

This is the third Modern Slavery Statement for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle describing the progress the diocese and its agencies have made during towards fulfilling our shared commitment with other Catholic entities and community organisations here and abroad to fulfil a common goal of ending modern slavery.

To read the full statement, click here.