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Posted 13-06-2013
A room of her own

"The two of them are living in one room in a boarding house in Brisbane's inner-north Fortitude Valley, and Eliza is the unexpected face of Queensland's homeless - children."

Moving story by popular journalist Frances Whiting about Ian Jackson and his daughter, 9 year old Eliza Jackson. Photography by David Kelly.

Posted 12-06-2013
Homeless man shot by arrow on Brisbane bikeway offered housing by Queensland Government

The State Government has offered housing to the homeless man shot with an arrow by a cyclist as he continues to recover in hospital. Interview with Jim DeCouto from Micah Projects Street to Home Team.

Posted 06-05-2013
National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards

Seven community organisations from across Australia have been recognised for their outstanding work to prevent and tackle homelessness, as recipients of National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards.

Posted 30-04-2013
Shine a light on our dark secret of domestic violence

Next Wednesday there will be a candlelight vigil at Kangaroo Point to highlight domestic violence.

"... It's not a secret, although plenty of people try to keep it a secret, and I doubt there is a person who has not had some direct or indirect experience of it."

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.