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Celebrate Easter

This morning we were relieved to hear the news that the lockdown for Queensland will be lifted from 12 noon today, and applaud the response of Queenslanders in coming forward to get tested. This news is tinged with a little disappointment, knowing that the restrictions will remain in place up until 15 April 2021 for …

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Easter Reflection 2021

Easter symbolises NEW LIFE. For Christians, Easter is a time for contemplating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus came into the world as the living manifestation of the God of Love. Love was experienced in all that Jesus did even unto death. He walked and ‘stayed’ with people in their circumstances, spoke and …

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COVID-19 update

From 5pm today (29 March) Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown and restrictions will come into place across Queensland after more cases of COVID-19 transmission were detected in the community. While this new development regarding COVID-19 in Brisbane has been swift, we have not been caught off guard. As the provider of essential …

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Celebrating women

As this week of celebrating women continues, and with International Women’s Day yesterday, we’d like to add a few acknowledgements of our own in keeping with this year’s theme: “Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” According to the UN, “Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as …

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COVID-19 vaccine roll-out begins

This week, Phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out began across the country. Priority groups in Phase 1 include people living and working in residential aged care and residential disability care settings, which are two key areas of service we provide at Mercy Community. For Mercy Community, ensuring the health and safety of the people …

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Domestic violence, homelessness and housing: bringing real estate agents into the loop

What could a professional development workshop for real estate agents have to do with social justice? A great deal, if it’s the Supporting Sustainable Tenancies workshop held in Caboolture in December 2020. This event, hosted by Mercy Community, was the brainchild of Renee Craft, Team Manager, Mercy Community Domestic and Family Violence Program, and Cheryl …

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