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Posted 22-04-2013
Coffee karma is a hit

Loading Dock Espresso in West End joined the suspended coffee movement this week, where people experiencing disadvantage are treated to a warm coffee thanks to the generosity of complete strangers.

Posted 28-03-2013
Federal and state governments strike $320m deal for services for homeless Australians

The federal government made $159 million in federal funds available in early March, on the proviso the states and territories would match the contribution.

Posted 22-03-2013
National apology for forced adoptions

On 21 March 2013 the Prime Minister Julia Gillard apologised on behalf of the Australian Government to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices. The national apology was delivered in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.

Posted 13-02-2013
Increase in payments is 'affordable' and urgent to reduce poverty and unemployment in Australia

The Australian Council of Social Service says increasing low paying income support payments such as Newstart is affordable and urgently needed to stem the worrying trend of growing poverty and inequality in Australia, and significant barriers to employment.

Posted 21-11-2012
Why Poverty?

Why Poverty? uses film to encourage people to talk about poverty.

"We're not a campaigning organisation. We don't want money. We're not pushing for a single, specific solution to global poverty. We do want people to think about the issue and ask questions."

Posted 19-11-2012
Hardship remains at home

... a newborn, two siblings and their young parents are living in the car parked on the side of a Brisbane road. They had no money and had lost their rented accommodation because of the father's violent abuse. "They had exhausted all avenues. Hard to believe that's our city, isn't it?" says Karyn Walsh, co-ordinator of not-for-profit community organisation Micah Projects.

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.