Often, clients and their advocates find the DSP 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 webinar, […]
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The Financial Protections Service is provided to middle-aged Queenslanders who are approaching retirement and undertaking financial decision making for later life.
The service facilitates access to and uptake of free and independent financial information and advice with a particular focus on improving financial resilience. Service partners will also undertake screening and referral for financial abuse.
There are ten participating Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) and Elder Abuse Prevention and Support Service (EAPSS) organisations across Queensland who deliver the Financial Protections Service. SLASS and EAPSS are experts in providing legal, social work, financial counselling and mediation services to older Queenslanders. Links to these organisations can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Financial Protections Service has partnered with the National Seniors Financial Information Desk, an independent financial information service funded by National Seniors that aims to improve retirement information available to older Australians. The service was developed in consultation with the Financial Counsellors’ Association of Queensland.
The Financial Protections Service was co-designed by Caxton Legal Centre and the Townsville Community Legal Service and is funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. The service guides, practice manual and training webinars were co-authored and developed by Bill Mitchell (Principal Solicitor, Townsville Community Law) and Melody Valentine (Solicitor, Caxton Legal Centre).
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CLCs provide important support and assistance to people who have experienced violence and trauma, and CLC workers and volunteers necessarily undertake training and reading in these areas as part of their professional development requirements.
As such, some of the training materials and webinars on this website may be disturbing, upsetting or trigger strong/negative emotions for victims and survivors of violence and trauma, and others.
Even if you have not directly experienced trauma, it is important to be aware of the effects that working with clients who have experienced trauma can have on your own emotional and mental wellbeing (this is known as vicarious trauma).
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Child protection is an area of community legal work that is wrought with many challenges and hurdles when working with vulnerable families that are at risk of or have had interventions from Child Safety. IUIH Legal Service, as a unique health-justice partnership in South East […]
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 […]
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 […]
Where an adult has impaired capacity to manage their financial affairs, QCAT may appoint the Public Trustee as their financial administrator. As administrator, the Public Trustee’s power over clients’ financial position, human rights and wellbeing is wide-ranging. The Public Trustee charges a range of fees […]
The Commonwealth Government recently passed the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2020 (Cth), which alters the funder of last resort provisions and makes other minor changes to the National Redress Scheme. However, these changes arguably don’t go far enough to make real, […]
Working with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness can bring challenges for community legal centres and non-legal support services. Homelessness is associated with a range of civil and criminal law issues, including consumer debt, fines, victims of crime and tenancy disputes. These legal issues […]
The Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) empowers the Legal Services Commission to initiate and prosecute disciplinary proceedings against lawyers and law practice employees. Each year, the Commission prosecutes serious breaches of professional obligations through Queensland courts and tribunals. In this webinar, Barrister Reimen Hii will examine the 2020 decisions and […]