It is estimated that over 2,000 Brisbane women will either be homeless or near-homeless this Christmas. Queensland’s oldest charity, The Lady Musgrave Trust, is aiming to help combat this with their ‘Shelter Her from Homelessness’ project. The trust has been running for over 130years and has helped over 10,000 homeless women.
Brisbaneline journalist Victoria interviewed CEO of The Lady Musgrave Trust, Karen Lyon Reid, about the project, how people can get involved and what support is available for women who are at risk of becoming homeless.
Evidence of Aboriginal settlement in arid Australia has been found in a Flinders Ranges rock shelter (image source: Wikimedia Commons).
The site known as Warratyi shows that Aboriginal settlement in Australia occurred around 49,000 years ago - 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Lead author, Hiles Hamm found the site with local elder Clifford Coulthard by chance while surveying gorges in the northern Flinders Ranges and has so far recovered around 4,300 artefacts, and 200 bone fragments.
Transgender and gender diverse support program, Jellybeans, has served youth in Brisbane since 2010 and now has a clientele base of 86 young people. Run entirely on donations from community members, Jellybeans will be forced to close by the end of November as future funding and government grants have failed to be secured. 4ZZZ reporter, Lucy Czerwinski talks with the General Manager of Open Doors Youth Service, Pam Barker, about the effect of the imminent closure of Jellybeans.
Shelter your children and your pets: evidence of a highly drug resistant salmonella superbug has been discovered in domestic animals living in Australia. image source: wikimedia
The bug was discovered after a cat from a shelter was taken to Sydney vet with a serious gut infection last year. Another three cats at the veterinary were tested and found to be carrying the bacteria, which indicates the bug is highly transferable.
The superbug has a resistance to nine classes of drugs that are used as a life-saving defense against disease in humans and animals.
Experts believe this rare and unusual resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.
Cemetery tour operatiors to help with restorations