Poverty

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The Qld Home Stretch campaign is here!

“Half of the young people leaving the out-of-home care system at 18 years end up in poverty, homeless, in jail or a new parent within the first twelve months of leaving state care,” says Anglicare Social Policy and Advocacy Advisor Leanne Wood as she calls us to support the Home Stretch campaign

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Little things can make a big impact

After watching a documentary that explored how education can alleviate and prevent poverty, Glennie School Year 10 student Sandra Miller launched a project that is seeing Glennie students donating stationery items to local school students who need them

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Cherish children: help end child labour

With the UN World Day Against Child Labour approaching on Wednesday 12 June, The Rev’d Bronwyn Pagram reflects on the scourge of child labour exploitation and what we as Christians and members of a common humanity can do to assist: “Given Jesus’ commands to cherish children and to love our neighbours, as Christians we should care deeply about the issue of child labour”

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Budget a lost opportunity to tackle poverty

Anglicare Australia has called this Budget a lost opportunity to tackle poverty: “Emergency assistance charities stand to lose $5.7m a year from 2020. The Government has refused to take action on the expiry of that funding in this Budget. This comes on top of five years’ worth of cuts from social security and community services to the tune of $15 billion”