Media Comment

Posted 06-09-2016
Premier to attend Remembrance Day event for Child Protection Week

The Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, will be attending a special Remembrance Day event to be held in Brisbane tomorrow as part of Queensland Child Protection Week.

The Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, will also attend the Brisbane Remembrance Day event.

Remembrance Day is held each year to acknowledge the legacy of past failures in the Child Protection system, and the courage and determination of survivors in seeking justice.

This year’s event is particularly relevant, as the Queensland Parliament is in the process of introducing legislation that would remove the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse.

Posted 10-08-2016
Housing First the way forward

According to Karyn Walsh, CEO of local community organisation Micah Projects, “By housing and supporting one person, one family at a time, we can continue to make progress towards our goal of ending homelessness in Brisbane.” 

Posted 15-06-2016
International Speaker to launch Family Inclusion Network (SEQ)

Enabling parents to become leaders  

The Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission for Children, and the founder of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), Ms Elaine Zimmerman, will be the keynote speaker at the state launch of the Family Inclusion Network (SEQ).

The launch will be held in Brisbane on Monday 20 June, 2016.

Posted 04-06-2016
Election 2016 – putting an end to homelessness

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) is seeking an election commitment from the Coalition, Labor and the Greens to adopt a housing first approach to ending homelessness across the nation.

Posted 18-05-2016
Inala says "Not Now, Not Ever!"

“Domestic violence is a major cause of harm and injury – particularly to women and children" Micah Projects CEO Karyn Walsh.

Posted 03-05-2016
Lighting a candle for the victims of family and domestic violence

As part of Domestic and Family Violence Month, a special candle-lighting ceremony will be held on Wednesday 4th May from 5.30 pm.

At least six Australian women are killed by their intimate partner every month, and this simple ceremony provides an opportunity to honour the victims.

Posted 08-04-2016
Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Media Release

Some of Australia’s leading practitioners in the fields of housing and homelessness will meet in Brisbane this Friday to take part in a full-day forum, facilitated by internationally acclaimed educator and advocate for social change Iain de Jong.

Posted 09-03-2016
Join us in Closing the Gap

You’re invited to join local community organisations Micah Projects and West End Community House in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign on Thursday 17 March 2016.

Posted 02-12-2015
Brisbane lights on orange

 … to end violence against women and girls.

Two of Brisbane’s most visible landmarks – the Treasury Casino and the Story Bridge – will be bathed in bright orange light over the next week as 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence draws to a close.