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MOBILE SHOWER VAN HITS THE STREETS OF BRISBANE
The Brisbane duo famous for launching the world's first free mobile laundry for the homeless are trialling a shower van as their latest charitable venture. Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were honoured as 2016 Young Australians of the Year for their efforts ? which have now spread nationwide ? to help Brisbane's homeless. The Brisbane-born duo now has 11 laundry vans working across Australia and hope to expand the shower concept if the trial proves successful.?Known collectively as Orange Sky, they turned on the shower tap for the first time this morning, having built the van from scratch thanks to $100,000 from the Shine On Foundation and $50,000 from Queensland Urban Utilities.
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Young dads in prison see their children on family days
Family days for inmates at a Perth prison are encouraging fathers to develop stronger bonds with their children. These days are arranged in conjunction with Save The Children and are a key part of showing the young men the positive side of family and community to help prevent them reoffending. I visited and was told that the only way these young men, largely from extremely difficult backgrounds, could survive in life was to appear tough, and the only time they could let down this guard was with their children, which was beneficial for both them and their children.?The prison, Wandoo Reintegration Facility is a minimum-security prison that houses 77 inmates aged between 18 and 28.
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