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A conversation about financial hardship and credit reporting

Join Legal Aid for a free legal information webinar for community support workers and financial counsellors. This webinar will include Auslan and live captions. This session will be presented by Loretta Kreet, principal lawyer/consumer advocate in our Civil Justice Services team, and will cover: – […]

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Introduction to Accounting for Not-for-profits

There are many individuals who play a key role in financial decisions within most community organisations. Ensuring that each of these individuals hold an adequate level of financial literacy is paramount to the success of the organisation and its ability to achieve the mission. Join […]

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Best Practice & Evidence Legal Assistance Forum Masterclass for First Contact Staff

The Best Practice and Evidence Legal Assistance Forum is pleased to present a one-day masterclass by Penny Gordon and Associates for first contact staff working in community legal centres. The training will focus on: the impacts of primary trauma to aid understanding of communication styles […]

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News

2022 State Budget Wrap Up

The State budget was handed down on Tuesday, June 21. In the budget there was increased funding of $12.2 million over 4 years and $2.8 million ongoing to support Seniors in Queensland including expanding elder abuse services provided under the Seniors Legal And Support Services […]

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2022 State Conference Success

The Community Legal Centres Queensland 2022 State Conference saw more than 200 delegates come together for two days of challenging, inspiring and thought-provoking discussions around the theme: “Champions, Allies & Advocates”. The conference attracted not only those working in the community legal sector but also delegates from […]

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2022-2025 Budget proposal

Queensland community legal centres make a significant impact on their communities, including the lives of their clients, their community partners, the justice system and their volunteers.  Late last year we launched the 2021 Impact Report that tells these important stories. The recent flood events in […]

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Success Stories

Townsville Community Law helps Tiana’s reclaim her identity

Tiana* and her mother were survivors of domestic and family violence, with Tiana’s father convicted of sexual offences against her.  At the age of 16, Tiana wanted to be known by her mother’s maiden name and to remove the daily reminder of her father. Townsville […]

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Expensive funeral plan refunded thanks to Brisbane Northside Community Legal Service

Betty* was pressured into signing up to a funeral plan costing more than $7000. At the time of agreeing to sign the contract, Betty was alone and emotionally vulnerable as it was the anniversary of a significant date for her and her late husband. The […]

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Sonya free from violence thanks to NQWLS

Sonya*, a young Aboriginal women went to her local community centre after her ex-partner had assaulted her and taken the two young children. Sonya was distraught as she did not know where the children were and if they were safe.  Sonya and the children had […]

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