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 […]
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Community Legal Centres Queensland runs a series of online training webinars, available to community legal centre staff, volunteers and other community services.
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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 […]
Community legal centres are increasingly dealing with higher levels of client demand on their services. As part of CLCQ’s Demand Management Project, we have teamed up with the Law and Justice Foundation to look at approaches from our interstate colleagues. This webinar, presented by Kerryn Butler and […]
The Migration Act 1958 (Cth) regulates the provision of immigration assistance in Australia through the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). Until recently, lawyers were unable to prepare visa applications, or assist with merits review proceedings unless they were also a registered migration agent. The […]
Many people who are permanently ill or injured will have worked at some time during their lives, however ASIC reports that a significant number of people do not know they may be able to claim for total and permanent disability (TPD) cover through their superannuation. […]
Access to health services in the COVID-19 era: a review of the key challenges in Queensland The enactment of public health emergency powers in Queensland and across Australia to stop the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in complex human rights tensions. Restrictions on the freedom […]