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Queensland Religious Freedom

State plays down concern over discrimination act changes

The Queensland Government has played down claims its changes to anti-discrimination legislation will be the most restrictive in the nation amid a threat it could become an election issue. Source: Courier-Mail.

Queensland Religious Freedom

Proposed changes to Queensland act would  ‘betray’ faith communities

Proposed changes to the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act would be a “betrayal of all faith communities” in the state, an open letter from Queensland Churches Together warns. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Homelessness Queensland

Vinnies welcomes $390m funding boost to help homeless

Queensland Premier Steven Miles has earmarked a 20 per cent bump over 18 months for Vinnies Queensland and other organisations that help people living with homelessness. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Abortion Queensland

Queensland to allow nurses and midwives to prescribe abortion pills

Queensland will become the first jurisdiction to allow nurses and midwives to prescribe medical abortion pills under new laws aimed at expanding abortion access in regional parts of the state. Source: The Australian.

Crime Queensland

Unborn children killed in crimes to be recognised in ‘Sophie’s Law’

New laws that recognise unborn children who are killed as a result of criminal conduct have been passed in Queensland after close to a decade of campaigning. Source: The Courier-Mail.

Education Queensland

Union says strike at Catholic schools triggered by ‘workload crisis’

More than 4000 teachers and support staff at 106 Queensland Catholic schools will strike for an hour on Wednesday – the second industrial action in 10 days. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Housing Queensland

Queensland Government and Vinnies team up for social housing

The Queensland Government is delivering 147 new social homes in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society, with another 13 now wrapping up works in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Source: Australian Property Journal.

Crime Queensland

Suspicious packages sent to churches, schools, homes and businesses

At least 20 packages containing a white substance have been sent to North Queensland Catholic churches and schools, private homes and businesses in the past four weeks. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

Housing Queensland

Church responds as housing crisis grips Queensland

As Queensland’s housing crisis deepens, the Church and its agencies are playing a key, frontline role providing services and seeking new ways to accommodate the homeless. Source: The Catholic Leader.