Past Events

Disability Support Pension

Disability Support Pension: Eligibility, Challenges and Resources

Event Date: June 10, 2021

Often, clients and their advocates find the Disability Support Pension legislation – the qualification criteria, the impairment tables and the program of support requirement – to be overwhelmingly complex and problematic to apply, and that many people with severe disability are refused payment. In this […]

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Human rights in action: Cultural rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Event Date: May 27, 2021

In recognition and celebration of this year’s Reconciliation Week, QCOSS asks: what does it look like to actively respect, protect and promote the cultural rights of the people you support? And what is the potential of Section 28 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) to […]

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Changes to Queensland guardianship laws and forms

Event Date: May 18, 2021

On 30 November 2020, important changes to the law underpinning Queensland’s guardianship system came into effect. New forms for Advanced Health Directives and Enduring Powers of Attorney also commenced, along with new explanatory guides and Guidelines for the Assessment of Capacity. The changes implement a […]

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Andrea Perry-Petersen

Innovation and Technology: Opportunities to enhance access to justice

Event Date: May 13, 2021

Despite sustained and robust advocacy, it is well documented that government funding for legal assistance services is insufficient to meet community needs.  With growing demands and increasing pressure on resources, this webinar will consider whether there are effective ways to bridge the justice gap through […]

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Actionstep: a case management system demonstration

Event Date: May 13, 2021

In this CLCs Australia webinar, Actionstep provides a demonstration of how community legal centres across Australia like Consumer Law Action, Mental Health Law Centre, Bayside Community Legal, and others use the platform to supercharge their daily operations with powerful ‘Workflow’ technology. This webinar covers: An […]

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