Most Queenslanders assume sex work has already been decriminalised, however the reality is very different. The majority of sex work workplaces are illegal under the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld) and sex workers’ safety strategies are criminalised under the Criminal Code (Qld). Section 229H of the Code: […]
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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.
CPD Note: Under the Queensland Law Society’s CPD Rules, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and the practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance. For Queensland practitioners, the annual requirement is ten CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. For interstate practitioners, please consult the equivalent rules in your state.
Legal Aid Queensland webinars – Legal Aid Queensland publishes a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube Channel here. For information on upcoming Legal Aid Queensland webinars, please check the Information for community workers and carers page.
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The recent weather events in South East Queensland has seen thousands of people have their homes and cars damaged by storms, rain and flooding. This has led to many additional people contacting community legal centres for legal help.
Community Legal Centres Queensland have developed a series of re-fresher webinars on key legal areas that will arise with clients over this event.
Navigating neighbourhood disputes and damage to property from floods presented by Aaron Alcock (Special Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Tom Buckley (Special Counsel, Planning and Environment) from HopgoodGanim Lawyers.
Disaster Legal Assistance – What to expect in response and recovery phases presented by Bill Mitchell, Principal Solicitor at Townsville Community Law.
Assisting flood affected consumers with insurance claims presented by Paul Holmes, Principal Lawyer Civil Justice Services at Legal Aid Queensland and Bridget Burton, Director of the Human Rights and Civil Law Practice at Caxton Legal Centre.
The impact of flooding on tenancy arrangements – Hints and tips for helping tenants navigate the aftermath presented by Justin Raiteri, Senior Associate in the Commercial Property Team at HopgoodGanim Lawyers.
An employee’s workplace rights when the water rises presented by Edmund Burke (Partner) and Aiyana O’Meara (Lawyer) from Holding Redlich.
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).
Community Legal Centres Queensland respects your autonomy. If you feel triggered or upset by any of the content or materials provided here, we would encourage you to use your discretion as to whether you should continue reading, watching or listening to the material.
You may also wish to access more information and resources, as well as professional support or advice from one of the free and confidential organisations listed below.
Disputes between the body corporate and lot owners are common where damage has been caused to property within a body corporate scheme by extreme weather events, as it is often unknown, or difficult to determine who is responsible for the damage caused or for rectification […]
The ‘rain bomb’ over South East Queensland has left many properties flooded with water or otherwise damaged by the rain. It has resulted in significant damage to houses, businesses, cars, and personal property. It is often difficult for individuals to navigate insurance policies and claims […]
Many people who are permanently ill or injured due to a mental health condition 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 […]
With many businesses struggling to stay afloat after floods, workers can find themselves thrown ‘overboard’ in haste. In Queensland and NSW, human resources are grappling with soggy work premises, a shortage of work, and stranded employees. Before employers opt to terminating employees, flood-affected business should […]
With the recent flood events in South East Queensland, many tenants have found their rental properties inundated with water, causing damage to not only the building or premises, but also personal property. Community legal centres play a key role in providing advice and information to […]
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. This webinar examines the 2021 decisions and discuss the […]
Disputes between neighbours are a common occurrence, particularly where there is damage to property, including damage to fences, homes and land. These disputes give rise to legal issues arising at common law, under the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 and under the […]