2014 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast


2014 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Keynote Speaker Chief Justice of Queensland
The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
“Building a Just and Fairer Society”

Thursday 15 May 2014
Brisbane City Hall
Doors Open 6.45am for 7.30am – 8.45am

Further Details and Registration at the official website CLICK HERE

Your attendance at the breakfast will also assist with raising funds for the Sycamore Tree Project (STP), an effective anti-crime initiative bringing crime victims and prisoners together.  http://sycamorevoices.org/


Sycamore Tree Special Feature on ABC

Sycamore Tree Project

Sycamore Tree Project

The ABC has put together a special feature page for the Sycamore Tree Project including detailed articles and audio.

Listen to these interviews:

  • Audio iconTerri Begley reports on the Sycamore Tree Project operating from Queensland prisons
  • Audio iconDavid Way Exec. Director of Prison Fellowship QLD runs the Sycamore Tree Project in 3 Qld prisons
  • Audio iconJustice David Searle witnessed the results of the Sycamore Tree Project
  • Audio iconPolitical interest: Coomera MP Michael Crandon is very supportive of the Sycamore Tree Project
  • Audio iconRoss Thompson from Homicide Victims Support Group became involved after his son was murdered.

Sycamore Tree Project Starts February 17

The Sycamore Tree Project will start on its fifth program in Queensland on Monday 17thFebruary at the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre near Gatton.

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Victims and offenders meet for eight 2 hour sessions, usually over a period of 8 weeks. The facilitator leads the group through a series of topics leading naturally to a time in which both victims and offenders can share letters and covenants which express how they feel and how they wish to move forward.

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Sycamore Tree Project – Fact Page

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Scroll through this page for Videos, Press Articles, Radio interviews, articles and testimonials about the Sycamore Project. 

Visit the Sycamore Voices website for stories and information from Queensland participants.

In over 20 countries, Sycamore Tree Project (STP) brings victims and unconnected offenders together for eight 2 hour sessions, over a period of 8 weeks. Almost one third of Aussies have been victims of some kind of crime. Chances are, you know a few. We would like them to know about our remarkable program called the Sycamore Tree Project. Help us locate crime victims in your area.

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Read on for more details and first hand accounts of Sycamore Tree Project in Australia and around the world.


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STP in the news: Justice Served up by the Victims

MERRYL MILLER MEETS TWO MEN MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN REHABILITATING SOME OF QUEENSLAND’S VIOLENT CRIMINALS…. Former Toowoomba man Martin Howard lobbied governments to introduce the project into Queensland, believing it could offer a more effective long-term solution to reducing crime, and giving victims a voice in the community. “Science has proven that we can do better than simply locking people away,” he says.

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