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Former homeless man honoured by Brisbane city

Grant Richards

BRISBANE city’s mayor honoured Catholic community awards recipient and former homeless man Grant Richards on Australia Day. Mr Richards received one of 15 honours from Lord Mayor Graham Quirk for his work with the city’s homeless. Known as “Grant – The Polite Guy”, Mr Richards began working with the city’s suffering when he lost his home and family for 18 ... Read More »

Will homelessness be a federal election issue in 2016?

THE St Vincent de Paul Society wants homelessness and affordable housing to be a key issue of this year’s federal election. The society’s national chief executive officer Dr John Falzon called for that as he welcomed the Federal Government’s recent announcement that it would establish a working group to improve and increase Australia’s stock of social and affordable housing. “It ... Read More »

Brisbane groups offer Christmas support to marginalised

Homeless man sleeping

HELP is just a phone call away this Christmas with Brisbane archdiocesan groups, services and ministries working hard to ensure the marginalised, mentally ill or depressed are not forgotten. In a timely reminder, Youth Off The Streets founder Fr Chris Riley said Christmas was a lonely time of the year for some young people. “It can increase feelings of sadness ... Read More »

Support rolls in for new venture feeding and training homeless

Homeless venture

VOLUNTEERS are responding whole-heartedly to a new partnership that will give Brisbane’s homeless free food and employment training as early as January. Several people have been in contact with The Catholic Leader after reading last week’s front-page story on former homeless man Grant Richards and food factory manager Winston Cheng, who are planning a new charitable venture next year. The ... Read More »

Turning orange to help homeless Queenslanders

Orange for homeless

A SEA of orange enveloped St Peter’s School, Caboolture, as the community banded together to raise funds for Orange Sky Laundry.  Assistant principal for religious education Anna Shaw said students and staff at St Peter’s were no strangers to reaching out to those in need.  Ms Shaw said the community watched a video about the Orange Sky Laundry charity and ... Read More »

Catholic awards winner inspires partnership giving free food to city’s homeless

Winston Cheng and Grant Richards

FOOD manufacturing manager Winston Cheng has turned his loose change into a charitable venture giving Queensland’s homeless a free feed and domestic training “through to eternity”. The owner of food production factory Ivory Kitchen will launch a new line of ready-to-eat meals for supermarket chain IGA next year and, on the side, will give homeless people the same food for ... Read More »

Drug dealer turns life around

Former drug dealer changes life

KRISTIAN Rimene left a notorious life as a drug dealer to become a regular volunteer for one of Brisbane’s drop-in centres for the city’s vulnerable. Mr Rimene, a former security guard from Christchurch, New Zealand, moved to New South Wales in 2000, working for some of the Sydney’s most “influential people” in the clubbing scene. After moving to the Gold ... 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 »

Order helping the homeless

WHEN Judge Michael Rackemann hands out coats to the homeless there are no judgements attached. “Anyone can finish up living on the streets,” the Brisbane District Court judge said. “It is heartening as I walk around Brisbane to see, from time to time, people making good use of the coats. “But to be perfectly frank, I find that in this ... Read More »

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