Taskforce Justice

The Zonta Club of Brisbane congratulates member the Honourable Margaret McMurdo and the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce on all their recommendations from the first report ‘Hear Her Voice’ handed down in December being accepted by the Queensland Government. The historic announcement of a $363 million package of reforms includes legislating against coercive control, a…

Older women housing boost

The Queensland Government has listened to women and announced a $14 million fund to build new homes and deliver specialised housing support services to older women, ensuring they have the security and stability of a home. Zonta Club of Brisbane member Susan Davies, also President of Sharing with Friends and a member of the Housing…

Homeless action stations

For two years, Zonta District 22, which comprises clubs across Queensland, has been working with the HOW Movement (Housing Older Women) to bring about solutions to the shocking scale of older women at risk of homelessness in Queensland. Several Zonta members have joined HOW working groups including Zonta Club of Brisbane’s Susan Davies, Anne Landsberg…

We will not be silent

Advocacy is about speaking up to be heard to make change. So we have to feature the now landmark quote by Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year, when she stood up at the  March4Justice event in Tasmania on 15 March and said: “As often is the case when an issue that has been shrouded…

A Zonta Mantle

For nearly a year, 10 Zonta clubs in South East Queensland have collaborated to distribute the Handy Guide for Older Women, written and published by the Lady Musgrave Trust. They form a mantle of willing delivery drivers who are notified of any new order for Handy Guides (community organisations contact The Trust, in the first…

We want action

Zonta District 22’s HOWZing project that seeks to reduce homelessness in older women is ramping up its efforts to push politicians to find solutions. In the run up to the Queensland Government State election on 31 October, the HOWZing Committee is calling Queensland Zonta clubs to put homelessness in older women front and centre for…

Homelessness Project unites Zonta Clubs

In a first for District 22, a total of 13 SEQ Zonta clubs coordinated by Brisbane Club's Advocacy chairperson Susan Davies have joined together on a project to combat homelessness in older women. Using their local knowledge each club contributed to a Master Distribution List for The Lady Musgrave Trust's Handy Guide for Older Women.…

Homelessness in Older Women

The Zonta Club of Brisbane’s signature project for 2020 was Homelessness in Older Women and we have since worked on acheiving wins for women at risk. Women over the age of 55 are the fastest growing category of people either on the verge of, or actually experiencing homelessness. The Club has worked in collaboration with…

Lores Bonney Riverwalk

In early 2016, Zonta Brisbane’s Advocacy Committee began lobbying the Brisbane City Council to commemorate Australia’s greatest woman flyer Lores Bonney as part of the Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade. Following this consultation with the Zonta Club of Brisbane and with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, the Brisbane City Council announced that the new Kingsford…