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From living on Christchurch’s streets to helping those living on Toowoomba’s

“My own experience being homeless, hungry and cold for six months in my mid-teens has helped me to empathise with those doing it tough on the streets…We opened our Winter Shelter in the parish hall in early June to provide a safe haven at night for people sleeping rough,” says The Rev’d Pauline Harley from the Parish of Toowoomba West, as Homelessness Week approaches in the first week of August

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Reducing JobSeeker payments would be dire for rental affordability

Anglicare Southern Queensland is calling on the Federal Government to raise the rate of welfare payments for good, with analysis showing that a return to the previous $40-a-day Newstart Allowance rate would have a dire effect on rental affordability in Brisbane

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COVID-19 welfare increases must be made permanent

With the release of its annual Rental Affordability Snapshot, Anglicare Southern Queensland is calling for the Australian Government’s temporary COVID-19 welfare increases to be made permanent and extended to aged pensioners and people with a disability