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Posted 02-08-2016
Time limits on legal claims by child sex abuse victims to be removed

The Palaszczuk Government will ensure greater access to justice for victims of child sex abuse in institutions, by removing the legal limit which can hamper their ability to make claims for damages.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said legislation to remove the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse in institutions, such as schools, will be introduced to Parliament this month.

Posted 19-05-2016
New rental tenancy laws will help women fleeing dangerous relationships

Domestic violence victims will now have an easier path to find a new place to live after new legislation was announced today.

Ms Fentiman said the new legislation would allow victims of domestic violence to make an application to clear their name from being black-listed by real estate agents.

Posted 15-02-2016
Dan Andrews: It wasn't a political stunt, it was a moment of clarity

“We – the Victorian Government – offered to take full care of these children and their families, because shipping them off to a sparse island is not the act of a decent nation and not our idea of a fair solution.”

Posted 07-01-2016
5th anniversary of the 2011 Brisbane Floods

During the Brisbane floods in January 2011, Micah Projects was a key contributor to the work carried out at the RNA Showgrounds Evacuation Centre and afterwards as community recovery efforts began. 

Beginning on Tuesday 11 January, our Street to Home service and Brisbane City Council worked together going to all the known spots along the river where people live and sleep. 32 people who were sleeping rough were transported to the Uniting Church Hall in West End. 

Posted 06-01-2016
4 myths that make L.A. County's homeless problem worse

“Study after study confirms that money spent providing housing and services to those who are homeless (or at high risk of it) is recouped on medical care, policing and prisons.” Great read in the Los Angeles Times that relates to homelessness in Brisbane - what we already know but presented with clarity and passion.

Posted 02-12-2015
Ken Lay address on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Extraordinary powerful keynote address by COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children Chair, Mr Ken Lay delivered on 25 November 2015.

"This research tells us – there are some poisonous and deeply entrenched ideas about gender." ...

"But look into coronial inquests into women killed by their partners …friends saw it, work colleagues saw it, sporting colleagues saw it, doctors saw it, teachers saw it, family saw it, many saw it. ... These men were supported by indulgent and unaccountable cultures."

Posted 25-11-2015
29 ways to honour Luke Batty

Today is the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Rosie Batty will be addressing both houses of the Victorian Parliament and has asked us all to sign her petition

Posted 14-09-2015
Opinion: Justice system, legal and support systems and society as a whole must work together to stop domestic violence

"My heart sank but my head filled with rage when I heard another woman had allegedly been murdered by her partner." Karyn Walsh, CEO Micah Projects.

Posted 22-04-2015
Orphanage victims frustrated over National Redress Scheme

There is growing frustration that the inquiry into child sexual abuse will not be able to deliver an adequate national redress scheme to compensate victims.

Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council speaks to RN Breakfast's Ellen Fanning from Rockhampton.