We are proud to present the Community Legal Centres Queensland Impact Report 2023.
It tells the story of the dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to advancing access to justice and championing the rights of individuals and communities that is at the heart of Queensland’s 32 Community Legal Centres.
In a world where legal challenges can be daunting and the barriers to justice seem insurmountable, Community Legal Centres continue to provide access to quality legal services regardless of a person’s background.
Queensland’s Community Legal Centres help people who cannot afford a lawyer or are unable to get legal aid. They support people with a wide range of legal problems including family and domestic violence, relationship breakdown, employment issues, debt, consumer problems and tenancy disputes. As well as helping individuals with legal problems, Community Legal Centres work to prevent problems arising by providing legal education, and through working with government and other bodies to improve unfair laws and processes.
Throughout the pages of this report, you will discover the significant impact Community Legal Centres have made over the past year. You will read stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed through our legal advocacy, education programs and community outreach initiatives. You will see the results of our collective efforts to promote fairness, equity, and social justice in communities around Queensland.
As we reflect on the achievements and challenges of the past year, we are also setting our sights on the future. Our commitment to our mission to lead and support Queensland Community Legal Centres remains steadfast and we are more determined than ever to create a more just, equitable and inclusive Queensland for all.