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.
Bill Mitchell, Principal Solicitor at Townsville Community Law, has been involved in providing a disaster legal response since the 1990s including iterations of cyclone and flood legal help.
In this webinar, Bill will discuss practical issues arising for the legal assistance sector as they respond to recent the Queensland floods, including:
- What sorts of legal issues arise
- What can be done to ensure services are effective and equitable
- What work needs to be done to be prepared for next time.