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Posted 19-11-2012
Making the needs of the homeless a priority for health services

When the Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local decided to prioritise action on the social determinants of health, this led to an innovative partnership that has translated into much-needed services for homeless people.

Posted 15-11-2012
Power disconnections rise in the New Year as bills pile up

Karyn Walsh, co-ordinator at West End-based Micah Projects, said with the festive season came extra guests, sending power bills through the roof. ''We often find people without power after Christmas,'' she said.

Photo coutesy of The Courier Mail.

Posted 05-09-2012
Minister Flegg responds to Public Housing Petition

Minister for Housing and Public Works Dr Bruce Flegg responds to a petition expressing concern about recent public housing reforms in Queensland.

Posted 29-08-2012
New multi-million South Brisbane complex to house the homeless

The homeless have been given a helping hand with new multi-million digs opening at South Brisbane today. Common Ground, an innovative, supportive housing development at Hope St opened for business today.

Posted 23-08-2012
Premier Newman to apologise over forced adoptions

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman will formally apologise to people affected by forced adoptions in the past. Mr Newman told Parliament he would make a statement of apology "to the many people affected by past forced adoptions".

Posted 08-08-2012
Homelessness nothing to celebrate

There's nothing worth celebrating about the experience of being homeless. This week, however, South Brisbane not-for-profit group Micah Projects joins with Homelessness Australia and other Brisbane-based organisations to take part in National Homeless Persons' Week 2012.

Posted 02-07-2012
Back from the dead: Homeless find hope

For 18 months, Robert slept among the dead in Dutton Park Cemetery. Each night under the same tree, Bob, as he liked to be called, made himself comfortable with a couple of blankets he collected along the way.

Photo: Robert with Paul from Micah Projects at the 50 Lives 50 Homes Breakfast, Queensland Parliament House, December, 2010.

Posted 02-07-2012
Brisbane's homeless feel the chill

Brisbane's wet cold-snap has caught the city's homeless shelters and charities off-guard, with demand for blankets, sleeping bags, beds and rooms in shelters outstripping supply.

Photo: Naomi and Peter from the Street to Home team loading blankets donated by ‘Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy’ a group of women from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast who knit all year round and donate their goods.