Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Most older parents discover that life changes and often gets a little easier once their children grow up. But surviving those early years can be tough and the Swansea Community Cottage reckons a lot of young parents need a hand. That’s just what they offered last year...
Showing off local lands and culture

Showing off local lands and culture

Wujal Wujal, Northern Queensland Something happened during a Wujal Wujal cultural adventure camp for young leaders last year. They were asked to show some non-Indigenous mates from Brisbane where they lived and share their culture.  Joh Anthonis, a counselor with...
Language barrier brings people together

Language barrier brings people together

Mitcham, Victoria Language differences can be a great divide, but at Mitcham Baptist Church it has drawn the ‘local’ and the Mandarin speaking Chinese faith communities together.Weekly conversation English classes began at the Church last year with support from the...
Weaving a new beginning

Weaving a new beginning

Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia Women from the remote Kalumburu community in north-west Western Australia went looking in their vast backyard (Kwini Country) and found the makings of a wonderful adventure. They found an abundance of pandanus leaf...
Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba

Forced marriage put on the agenda in Toowoomba

A series of events in Toowoomba has created awareness of the risk of forced marriage of young women and provided support for people in how best to respond. The Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba organised the visit by Liz Payne, a forced marriage expert with ACRATH who...
Hope grows in safe places

Hope grows in safe places

Bega, New South Wales Establishing a garden bed isn’t a priority for women struggling with family violence or mental health issues. But at the Women’s Resource Centre in Bega there’s a sense of hope that anything’s possible. With support and the talents of three local...