What will you achieve in 2016…

Our BIG vision is only achievable with your continued support… It’s a new year and our team has plans to build up – plans that will see even more…

Our BIG vision is only achievable with your continued support…

It’s a new year and our team has plans to build up – plans that will see even more children and young people experience fullness of life. There are new programs, new initiatives and new ministries, and they are only made possible with the support of people like you! We look forward to keeping you in the know throughout the year about how you are impacting children and young people across the state.

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Posted: 27/01/2016

A word from our church partners

It was theologian and academic Elton Trueblood who said ‘A man has made a start on discovering the meaning of living, when he plants shade trees; under which he…

It was theologian and academic Elton Trueblood who said ‘A man has made a start on discovering the meaning of living, when he plants shade trees; under which he knows full well, he never will sit!’

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Posted: 27/01/2016

Queensland Father of the Year 2015 – Ben Tullipan

Australia’s worst injured survivor of the 2002 Bali Bombing, Ben Tullipan, lost both of his legs and sustained significant burns to 63% of his body. Despite being just five…

Australia’s worst injured survivor of the 2002 Bali Bombing, Ben Tullipan, lost both of his legs and sustained significant burns to 63% of his body.

Despite being just five metres from the van which housed the bomb, Ben survived, even after medical professionals initially believed he was too injured to survive.

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Posted: 16/11/2015

Real Estate to Build Lives

A passion for helping others achieve their dreams has set Phil Henley on course to change the way people view real estate agents. Phil, a family man with an…

A passion for helping others achieve their dreams has set Phil Henley on course to change the way people view real estate agents.

Phil, a family man with an in-depth understanding of the housing market from Clayfield to Burpengary, opened his own agency last year, Steadfast Realty QLD.

“The public perception of real estate agents is not good. Being my own boss, I can do things the way I think they should be done. For me, great customer service with a good outcome comes first,” says Phil.

Matching buyers with their dream home is important to Phil, as is contributing to the community at large.

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Posted: 16/11/2015

Tom’s 25 Year Legacy in Wynnum Manly

“When I started with the Wynnum Manly Local Chaplaincy Committee, we had 1 chaplain. Now we have 10 schools in the district that have chaplains.” Tom Andrews has seen…

“When I started with the Wynnum Manly Local Chaplaincy Committee, we had 1 chaplain. Now we have 10 schools in the district that have chaplains.”

Tom Andrews has seen many changes over his 25 years volunteering on the Wynnum Manly LCC but that statistic is something of which he is especially proud. The committee, as do many committees around Queensland, supports its local chaplains by helping to fundraise for the chaplaincy role, and ensuring the chaplain is cared for and supported.

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Posted: 22/09/2015

The Importance of Fatherhood

By Professor Bruce Robinson (Director of The Fathering Project) Kids today are subject to far more destabilising influences than earlier generations – drugs, cyber-bullying and social media pressures to…

By Professor Bruce Robinson

(Director of The Fathering Project)

Kids today are subject to far more destabilising influences than earlier generations – drugs, cyber-bullying and social media pressures to name a few.

At the same time, dads these days have more demands on their time, as they often feel they have to work longer hours and/or travel more to keep their career on track. This means that dads are often absent from home for long periods of time, or distracted by work issues when they are at home, and so most of the parenting falls on mum’s shoulders.

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Posted: 24/08/2015

Queensland’s Outstanding Dads

Queensland Father of the Year 2015’s 6 Regional Winners revealed Those with a great dad will tell you just how much it has benefitted their life. Fantastic parents give…

Queensland Father of the Year 2015’s 6 Regional Winners revealed

Those with a great dad will tell you just how much it has benefitted their life. Fantastic parents give a child a solid foundation and a great head start on life. Fathers play a unique role in this development and Queensland Father of the Year began many years ago to celebrate outstanding fathers for their exceptional commitment to raising their children, or their exemplary contribution to the development of children in the community.

The Regional Winners have been selected from the many nominations we received and the following dads will attend the Queensland Father of the Year award ceremony Wednesday 2nd September, where the 2015 State winner will be announced.

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Posted: 24/08/2015

Aspiring to be someone else’s ‘Hannah’

As Mandy Williamson looks back on her life, the impact of one person stands out to her, her chaplain Hannah. Mandy’s childhood looked very different to her life today….

As Mandy Williamson looks back on her life, the impact of one person stands out to her, her chaplain Hannah.

Mandy’s childhood looked very different to her life today. A turbulent time characterised by abuse from her alcoholic father and concern for her depressed mother. Both parents’ drug addictions only added fuel to the flames.

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Posted: 24/08/2015

We love our volunteers!

Join us in celebrating the amazing volunteers who commit their lives to serving Queensland’s youth. If you are a volunteer reading this right now, then thank you! More than…

Join us in celebrating the amazing volunteers who commit their lives to serving Queensland’s youth. If you are a volunteer reading this right now, then thank you!

More than 4,000 volunteers work on the SU QLD frontlines, supporting hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Here are just four of those who help in very different ways:

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Posted: 14/07/2015

Introducing SUper Heroes Grant and Sarah. They fight for hope and so can you…

Meet Sarah and Grant. They spend a lot of their time running after their four lively sons aged 8, 5, 4 and 1, and they also run their own…

Meet Sarah and Grant.

They spend a lot of their time running after their four lively sons aged 8, 5, 4 and 1, and they also run their own small business.

But that’s not all.

They’re also… SUper Heroes.

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Posted: 10/07/2015

What is Family Space?

Family Space is a resource-based website that’s all about nurturing the family unit.

Our mission is to equip, empower and nurture family households and church families across Australia.

Family Space seeks to support children, teenagers, parents and churches through practical resources, activities and expert advice.

We’re all about nurturing healthy families and creating healthy communities.

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