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foster care foster carers

From Adversity to Possibility – One Foster Care Couples’ Journey

Soph and I had been together for three years when we attended our first foster care information evening, but it was another six years before we finally became foster carers. In the intervening years, we reflected on why we wanted to take this step. We had interesting work lives, a close circle of family and …

relationship first aid

Chris Pye: The 9 Rs of Relationship First Aid – Part 1

For twenty-five years Relationship Coach and Counsellor, Chris Pye, has supported individuals, couples and families to transform problem conflict. Now, over the next three issues, he unpacks his essential guideposts for a healthy relationship – the 9 Rs of relationship first aid. Relationship first aid Guidepost 1: Retire It may seem an ironic place to …

rainbow mum acute leukemia

Australia’s Rainbow Mum diagnosed with acute leukemia

Shelley Argent, longtime National Spokesperson for PFLAG+, Australia’s rainbow mum, and one of the country’s most effective LGBTIQ+ activists, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. Shelley shared the news with friends last night. “Age and other factors rule out effective treatment. Realistically, I may or may not be here at Christmas. Of course, I wish …

Diamond Drag Queen Storytime

Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime this Saturday at 1 PM

Join us this Saturday for Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime at the QNews Facebook page. In these challenging times, Diamond decided to take Drag Queen Storytime online. Diamond wanted to give kids the opportunity to enjoy a party experience even in this era of social distancing. “Social distancing needn’t mean complete isolation. We have the internet. …

domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence: how to help

If you suspect a friend is experiencing domestic and family violence, you can offer support. While your friend may not immediately act to end their situation, your support may lead them to consider their options. Bringing up the subject of domestic and family violence can prove challenging. Often an abused person struggles with self-worth as …

queensland wills week

Queensland Wills Week: 31 August – 8 September

The Public Trustee is hosting Queensland Wills Week again this year. The event raises awareness about the importance of having a valid and up-to-date will. [PROMOTION] The event, from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September, sees a host of events around the State. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Wills Week was …