Media Comment

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.

Posted 20-11-2015
Let's turn Boundary Street BRIGHT ORANGE!

… and show our commitment to ending violence against women and girls.

Micah Projects’ Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is calling on the West End local community to wear something orange, and decorate their workplaces and shopfronts with orange livery, as part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

16 Days of Activism is a UN-led, international campaign that runs from 25 November (White Ribbon Day in Australia) until 10 December (World Human Rights Day).

Posted 15-11-2015
Local housing initiative hits the home stretch

Two and a half years ago, the 500 Lives 500 Homes collective set itself the ambitious target of assisting five hundred individuals and families to successfully make the transition from homelessness to secure, permanent housing.

The good news is that we are well on track to achieve that target, with more than 250 individuals and families now successfully housed at the half-way mark.

Posted 11-09-2015
Brisbane and Regional Queensland Domestic Violence Services

We acknowledge and thank our local media for the great work they are doing in promoting Domestic Violence Services in Queensland. Please be aware that the regional service in Brisbane is Brisbane Domestic Violence Service and we respectfully seek support in promoting our service.

Posted 07-09-2015
Queensland remembers abuse and neglect of the past

During Child Protection Week a number of events are being held across Queensland to commemorate Remembrance Day, which is held each year to acknowledge the courage of adults who, as children, were in the care of the church or state in out-of-home care. 

Posted 12-05-2015
Working together to end homelessness

Next week, the 500 Lives 500 Homes Campaign will be celebrating a successful first year at a breakfast for the CEOs of partner agencies involved in the campaign. The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Ms Leeanne Enoch, will also be attending.

Posted 05-05-2015
Remembering the victims of family and domestic violence

At least six Australian women are killed by their intimate partner every month. 

As part of Domestic and Family Violence Month, a special candle-lighting ceremony will be held tomorrow night.