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Justice & Advocacy Jenny Clark (ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Project Officer) and The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris (ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Working Group Chair) outside St John’s Cathedral in 2023 Justice & Advocacy

Making the invisible visible

“Domestic and family violence remains a difficult issue for many in the Church. It’s an uncomfortable concept that is incongruous for those who value peace, love and care. And because of this we can develop a blind spot to this issue within our own families, workplaces, social networks, and indeed in our church communities,” says new Domestic and Family Violence Working Group chair The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris

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What causes homelessness and what can the community do to help?

“The causes of homelessness vary, but in the current housing crisis, there just isn’t enough housing for everyone…we have many callers who are unemployed or owned their own home, but can no longer afford this and cannot fin an alternative,” says Rees Maddren from Anglicare Southern Queensland

Aboriginal community members gathering (Image sourced from Canva)

Queensland Government's youth justice reform Bill is "racially prejudicial": Social Responsibilities Committee

“Given that Queensland’s incarceration rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is 33 times that of non-Indigenous children The Bill will impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in a grossly disproportionate way. We argue that The Bill therefore has racially prejudicial implications and will exacerbate and prolong the inter-generational trauma caused by assimilationist forcible removal policies (of the Stolen Generations); undermine self-determination; further alienate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, cultures and communities; and, undermine gains made in Queensland’s Reconciliation processes and dialogues,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, with The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Anglicare Southern Queensland supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), which recognises the importance of the rights of older people, and prevention against mistreatment and harm occurring in their communities


#MakeIt21: Zoe's, Terrell's and Jayke's stories

Meet Zoe, Terrell and Jayke. In this video, they share the difference that support until the age of 21 might have made for them as young people in the foster care system. We’re asking the Queensland Government to extend support for young people in the foster care system to the age of 21, instead of only 18 or 19. With this additional support, young people coming out of the care system can get a better start in life