YOUR SAY

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS YOUR SAY - — L White — Angli­care South­ern Queens­land

LET­TERS Miss­ing info

I RE­CEIVED a glossy colour copy of the

from the coun­cil in the post to­day.

It had many short sto­ries and 30 pic­tures – in­clud­ing seven pic­tures of the mayor and one of Cr Meik­le­john.

Just one pic­ture looked to be taken in Stan­thorpe. Is this a good use of coun­cil re­sources? Or is it just un­nec­es­sary PR?

There was not a men­tion of the de-amal­ga­ma­tion is­sue and no men­tion of Emu Swamp Dam.

For the SDRC’s in­for­ma­tion, these are the two is­sues of in­ter­est to Stan­thorpe.

Spare a thought

AS YOU set­tle in to en­joy your Christ­mas gath­er­ings with friends and fam­ily this week, spare a thought for the for­got­ten peo­ple in your neigh­bour­hood.

You see them around but prob­a­bly don’t pay them much at­ten­tion – they’re the women, men and chil­dren of Queens­land ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness. It’s es­ti­mated that more than 21,000 Queens­lan­ders ex­pe­ri­ence home­less­ness on any given night. Sit­ting around the Christ­mas tree joy­fully open­ing presents is an un­likely dream. Ac­cord­ing to Angli­care’s Carol Bir­rell, who has been work­ing with home­less women and chil­dren in Bris­bane for the past 11 years, many of us mis­tak­enly think peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness bring it upon them­selves.

Angli­care South­ern Queens­land, a not-for-profit char­ity that has sup­ported vul­ner­a­ble Queens­lan­ders for 140 years, pro­vides a range of spe­cial­ist home­less­ness ser­vices.

Angli­care’s ded­i­cated team sup­ports hun­dreds of vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple with thou­sands of hours of sup­port ev­ery year, but it needs to do more.

You can help sup­port their work with a tax-de­ductible char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion this Christ­mas.

Visit an­gli­caresq.org.au or phone 1300 244 683 to find out more.

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