Media Comment

Posted 09-04-2020
​Micah Projects affirms survivors in the face of the High Court decision regarding George Pell

Micah Projects acknowledges the individual and collective impact of the George Pell decision on survivors of child sexual abuse.

Posted 23-10-2019
It’s now easier for child abuse survivors to sue institutions

The Palaszczuk Government has passed major reforms to make it easier for the survivors of all kinds of child abuse to sue the institutions where the offences occurred.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the amendments to the Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 extends the definition of abuse to include serious physical and psychological abuse, as well as sexual abuse.

Posted 22-10-2019
First Anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

"The National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse has been inscribed on a vellum to ensure the voice of victims and survivors is forever heard.

To mark the first anniversary of the National Apology Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston will today unveil the tribute that will be on permanent display at Parliament House."

Posted 05-08-2019
Greater investment in supportive housing needed

Expanded investment in much needed supportive housing and a recommitment to the goal of ending rough sleeping within the next three years should mark this year’s National Homelessness Week awareness campaign.

“We know why homelessness exists and we know how to end it.” Micah Projects CEO, Karyn Walsh

Posted 10-07-2019
Palaszczuk government to refer consent laws to Queensland Law Reform Commission

The Palaszczuk Government will refer the matter of consent in rape and sexual assault cases to the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

“… under Queensland’s Criminal Code, consent must be given freely and voluntarily by someone with the capacity to give it, and anyone found guilty of rape could be jailed for life,” Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath.

Posted 09-05-2019
Cafés serving hope to jobless

"Hope Street Cafés have marked their second and third year of training people for the workforce. …Training those with barriers to employment… is at the core of the cafés' efforts, with 27 now qualified in hospitality and 20 in employment."

Posted 01-04-2019
Micah Projects hosts a community event for National Close the Gap Day

The National Close the Gap Day, will be recognised today with a community event in West End, organised by Micah Projects.

Close the Gap Day results from the overwhelming need to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Posted 27-02-2019
Historic day for Queenslanders as Human Rights Bill passes

“The primary aim of the legislation is to ensure that respect for human rights is embedded in the culture of the public sector, and that public functions are exercised in a principled way that is compatible with human rights.”

Posted 19-09-2018
Landmark legislation paves the way to redress for thousands of Queensland child sex abuse victims

Child Safety Minister Di Farmer says approximately 10,000 people who suffered sexual abuse as children in institutions are expected to seek redress after the passage of landmark legislation in the Queensland Parliament today.

Minister Farmer, who guided the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 through Parliament, hailed it as a significant step in acknowledging and supporting those who had been abused in Queensland Government and non-government institutions.

“This legislation paves the way for the commencement of the government’s participation in the National Redress Scheme in our state,” Ms Farmer said.

Posted 08-08-2018
Homelessness Week 2018

Homelessness Week, 6-12 August, is an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.

Micah Projects is working in collaboration with its partners to end homelessness. Our efforts to identify the gaps in the supply of affordable housing in Brisbane, and the ongoing need to match housing, health and support services for the most vulnerable in our community, are all important.