Media Comment

Posted 16-10-2017
Time to tackle child poverty

As Anti-Poverty Week gets underway, ACOSS (Australian Council of Social Service) has released a briefing paper addressing the scourge of child poverty in Australia.

The briefing paper is available online and it makes sorry reading in a wealthy, progressive nation such as ours.

Karyn Walsh, CEO of Micah Projects and co-Convenor of Anti-Poverty Week in Queensland, sees the devastating effects of child poverty every day, and is joining the call for something to be done about it.

Dr Casandra Goldie will be joined by speakers including Deputy Premier Jackie Trad MP and Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist of The Australian Institute, at a Public Forum to be held at The Edge, State Library of Queensland at 9.30am on Tuesday 17 October.

Posted 10-10-2017
Bill adds to domestic violence protections

Victims of domestic violence will be provided greater protection under proposed new laws introduced to Parliament today. 

“These amendments act in two ways: they stop a person on a DV order getting an explosives licence and if they have a licence, it’s suspended immediately,” Dr Lynham said.

Posted 05-09-2017
Premier to attend Remembrance Day event for Child Protection Week

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.

“The secrecy of the past has been broken, and community expectations on accountability for children in State care have changed,” says Karyn Walsh, CEO of Micah Projects.

Posted 23-08-2017
Music, Dancing and Social Inclusion

One of Brisbane’s most hotly awaited events is on again this Friday night as the Moonlight Magic Dinner Dance gets its dancing shoes on. This year’s special guest Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP will join with corporate leaders, politicians and the wider community with people experiencing social and economic exclusion in a wonderful social setting.

Posted 23-05-2017
Inala shines a light on domestic violence

As the final public event for Domestic and Family Violence Month, a Community Candle Lit Circle will take place at Inala at 5.15pm on Friday 26 May 2017, beginning at the Inala Civic Centre.

Posted 11-05-2017
Continuation of homelessness funding welcomed

Karyn Walsh, CEO of Brisbane community organisation Micah Projects, has welcomed the continued funding for homelessness services announced in the Federal Budget.

Posted 04-05-2017
Successful strategies to end homelessness in Brisbane

Two forums in West End this Friday will showcase a number of innovative and successful strategies that have already begun the process of ending homelessness in Brisbane.

Forum 1 – 500 Lives 500 Homes: Celebrating Success

Forum 2 – Homelessness and Healthcare

Posted 01-03-2017
An Invitation to show your support for Closing The Gap

Karyn Walsh, CEO of Brisbane community organisation Micah Projects, is calling on the people of Brisbane to show their support for Close the Gap Day on Thursday 16th March, 2017.

“The recent Prime Ministerial report on meeting the Close The Gap benchmarks revealed a dismal picture of poor performance and missed targets,” said Ms. Walsh, “so it is critical we all remain focused on the goals of the Close The Gap campaign.

“2017 sees two key milestones in Australian history,” she said, “the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum which went some way to granting equal rights to First Peoples, and the 25th Anniversary of the momentous Mabo Decision in 1992, which paved the way for the granting of Native Title and Land Rights in Australia.

“Today we acknowledge the leadership and the gains made by Indigenous leaders and community managed organisations, especially in the area of health care,” said Ms. Walsh, “and we acknowledge that more needs to be done.”

Posted 15-12-2016
Many hands make light work of Christmas hampers

On Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, over two hundred volunteers coordinated by Micah Projects will pack and deliver hundreds of Christmas hampers to individuals and families who are facing a tough time over Christmas.