Policy And Advocacy Advisor

Ian Eckersley

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Ian Eckersley is Policy And Advocacy Advisor for the Anglican Church Southern Queensland. He is a former ABC TV News presenter/reporter/producer, a communications professional and stakeholder manager who has worked in the not-for-profit sector, as well as government and private sectors.

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Mothers who spent time at St Mary’s Home, Toowong who were forced to give up their babies for adoption in the 1960s and 1970s (L to R) Dorelle Downs, Rosemary Harbison, Margaret Hamilton and Diane

Remembrance garden blessed for St Mary’s mothers and their children

While the Brisbane Diocese apologised in 2012 for its role in historical forced adoption practices, the opening and blessing of a garden, which includes the restored and original gates, has been warmly welcomed by surviving mothers


Honours and awards for the Diocese

Four people from the Anglican Church Southern Queensland received Queen’s Birthday Honours recently, while a major property redevelopment with Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley picked up a major architectural gong