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Brisbane’s homeless capture extraordinary moments of life on the streets

Raptor with his winning photograph

BRISBANE man Raptor won’t be wondering where his next few meals will come from after winning a unique photography competition showcasing the life of homeless and vulnerable men and women. Raptor, who has been living on-and-off homeless most of his life, was the winner of the first Life on the Streets Photography Exhibition, run by Catholic grassroots group Blind Eye ... Read More »

Jordan’s cuppa with ‘Cossie’

Homeless with Cossie

JORDAN Briggs thought the highlight of his Saturday night would be swigging down a hot coffee outside St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane. Mr Briggs, a New Zealand native, has been “on and off homeless” for the past five years. He has no income and a dried-up savings account, but offers to do housework in exchange for a roof over his ... Read More »

Our Lady of Dolours’ students go the extra mile

Walking for Water Our Lady of Dolours'

MARCH 24 may have been the last day of term, but for students at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School, in Mitchelton, there was no time to take it easy. Principal Patrick Davis said a small group of Year 6 student leaders organised the full day of activities to support the annual Project Compassion appeal and the work of ... Read More »

Rosies looks for new territory to share cuppa with homeless

Cathedral outreach: Rosies patron Maurice McNeice with volunteers Clare Scoble and Louis Cassidy outside St Stephen’s Cathedral, the temporary new location for the Catholic charity’s Brisbane group.

By Emilie Ng FRIENDS of Brisbane’s homeless need to find a new spot for their weekend cuppa while their usual scene at a busy city underpass receives an upgrade. Catholic charity Rosies, friends to about 1000 homeless Queenslanders weekly, moved from their site on the Turbot Street underpass five weeks ago to two temporary sites. Rosies general manager Andrew O’Brien ... Read More »

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