“Premier Campbell Newman is to be congratulated on maintaining the Queensland Government’s commitment to halving homelessness in Queensland by 2020”, said Karyn Walsh, Coordinator of Micah Projects.
Micah Projects, a not for profit organisation working with hundreds of people in Brisbane who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, welcomes the signing of the National Homelessness Partnership Agreement between the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.
Micah Projects and Partners Mater Health Services, St Vincent’s Brisbane, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local and Metro North Medicare Local, were today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award for Excellence or Innovation in Partnerships, in recognition of their tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness.
To help us promote Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, you’re invited to attend a candle-lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening to remember people killed as a result of domestic and family violence.
Micah Projects congratulates the Newman Government in the leadership Ministers Mander and Davis have shown in making a commitment to recurrent funding for homelessness, and taking the lead at Thursday’s Select Council on Homelessness and Housing in Melbourne.
Local community organisation Micah Projects, with the Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre (BHSC), is inviting anyone concerned about Indigenous disadvantage to take part in Australia’s largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health campaign.
The Queensland Audit Office report on 'Implementing the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness in Queensland,' presented to Queensland Parliament, makes it clear that the number of people experiencing homelessness in Queensland is increasing.
The 50 Lives 50 Homes Campaign, launched in June 2010 as a collaboration between Micah Projects and a number of Government Departments and Community Agencies, reached a new milestone this week with the announcement that 211 people previously experiencing homelessness had now been successfully housed since the campaign started.
"On my advice, today the Governor-General has appointed a six-member Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Child sexual abuse is an evil crime. Anyone who has ever suffered child abuse deserves to have their voices heard and their claims investigated."