White Ribbon Day
November 25 is White Ribbon Day – the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. It is an annual campaign that recognises the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women.
A global perspective on ending homelessness
New York based Becky Kanis, co-founder of the 100,000 Homes Campaign in the USA, will be in Brisbane for the next few days sharing her experience in tackling the problems of homelessness and reporting on the positive outcomes being achieved in the USA.
Afternoon Tea to help end poverty
On Wednesday 16 October Micah Projects will be holding a community afternoon tea for Anti-Poverty Week and World Food Day.
The West End based not-for-profit will be sharing afternoon tea with the local community at Kurilpa Hall to raise awareness on how poverty affects so many people in our community, while at the same time helping to tackle global hunger, especially by supporting and buying from local businesses.
World Homelessness Day
On the 10th of October 2013 people around the world will mark World Homeless Day in many varied ways and change the lives of homeless people in their local community.
No Place Like Home
Secure, permanent housing is the key to breaking the cycle of homelessness. For the past year, 146 people who had previously struggled to find and keep housing have created homes for themselves in 15 Hope Street South Brisbane, and have become part of the Kurilpa Point community.
ACOSS outlines proposals for first 100 days of new government
In the run-up to next month’s federal election, the Australian Council of Social Service today unveiled a set of comprehensive proposals for the first 100 days of the new government.
“Whoever wins the September 7 poll will be faced with some big challenges requiring bold action to ensure our nation is fairer as well as prosperous,” said ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.
Minister calls on PM to reinstate long-term funding for homelessness
Housing Minister Tim Mander has called on the Federal Government to reinstate long-term funding for homelessness support services in Queensland. …Mr Mander went out on the streets of Brisbane last night with a Micah Projects Street to Home team to get a firsthand look at the challenge ahead.
No Cause for Celebration
There’s not a lot to celebrate about homelessness in Queensland. According to the 2011 Census data, there were 7,029 people experiencing homelessness in Brisbane on Census night.
Queensland Government’s Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020
“Premier Campbell Newman is to be congratulated on maintaining the Queensland Government’s commitment to halving homelessness in Queensland by 2020”, said Karyn Walsh, Coordinator of Micah Projects.
NPA Agreement Critical to our Vision
Micah Projects, a not for profit organisation working with hundreds of people in Brisbane who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, welcomes the signing of the National Homelessness Partnership Agreement between the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.
Micah Projects and Partners Win National Homelessness Award
Micah Projects and Partners Mater Health Services, St Vincent’s Brisbane, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local and Metro North Medicare Local, were today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award for Excellence or Innovation in Partnerships, in recognition of their tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness.
Invitation: National Candle Lighting Ceremony
To help us promote Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month, you’re invited to attend a candle-lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening to remember people killed as a result of domestic and family violence.
Leadership makes a difference to solving homelessness in Queensland
Micah Projects congratulates the Newman Government in the leadership Ministers Mander and Davis have shown in making a commitment to recurrent funding for homelessness, and taking the lead at Thursday’s Select Council on Homelessness and Housing in Melbourne.
Closing the Gap in West End
Local community organisation Micah Projects, with the Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre (BHSC), is inviting anyone concerned about Indigenous disadvantage to take part in Australia’s largest ever Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health campaign.
Mixed News On Homelessness
The Queensland Audit Office report on “Implementing the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness in Queensland,” presented to Queensland Parliament, makes it clear that the number of people experiencing homelessness in Queensland is increasing.
Milestones coming thick and fast – now 211 people housed
The 50 Lives 50 Homes Campaign, launched in June 2010 as a collaboration between Micah Projects and a number of Government Departments and Community Agencies, reached a new milestone this week with the announcement that 211 people previously experiencing homelessness had now been successfully housed since the campaign started.
Government formally establishes a Royal Commission
"On my advice, today the Governor-General has appointed a six‑member Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Child sexual abuse is an evil crime. Anyone who has ever suffered child abuse deserves to have their voices heard and their claims investigated."
Turn bipartisan concern for low Newstart into action for an increase
The Australian Council of Social Service welcomes growing interest from all sides of politics in the urgent need to increase the Newstart Allowance payment, and is calling for bipartisan support to make this happen when parliament resumes in February.
Acoss media release 12 January 2013
'Full house' sign goes up at Brisbane Common Ground
All 146 accommodation units at Brisbane Common Ground are now fully occupied, according to Sonya Keep, General Manager of the innovative supportive housing facility in Hope Street, South Brisbane.
Premier makes historic apology for forced adoptions
Premier Campbell Newman today made an historic apology in Parliament to people affected by past forced adoption policies and practices. “Today, the Queensland Parliament offered its unreserved and sincere apology to all those families broken apart by past forced adoption policies and practices and committed to ensuring these are not forgotten and never repeated,” Mr Newman said.