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Community Legal Centres Queensland

Success stories

  • Nick* suffered a brain injury in an accident and, as is quite common with brain injuries, he lacked insight into the effect his injury had on his brain function. For several years he at...
  • Ms X is 63 years old and resides in a regional area.  Around 20 years ago, Ms X’s marriage ended after she was subject to significant domestic violence.  To assist with meeting her prop...
  • Hayley* and David* and their two young children lived together as a family until they were evicted from their rental property. Hayley and David were homeless for 3 months. They entruste...
  • In about 1989, Trevor was a student at QUT and applying for AusStudy. Centrelink denied his application, saying he was (or should be) dependent on his parents. His father lived in Fiji,...
  • Born with spina bifida, Charlie suffered from faecal and urinary incontinence. Having been a recipient of the disability support pension (DSP), Charlie decided he wanted to try work on...
  • A client contacted the Cairns CLC in relation to a dispute with a health service provider. The client speaks English as a second language and receives Centrelink payments as her only so...
  • Suncoast CLS kept two pensioners in their seventies from certain homelessness after QCAT issued a warrant of possession returning their rental home to the landlord at the end of a perio...
  • A NORTH Queensland training organisation has been accused of discriminating against a student with diabetes after forcing her to inject lifesaving insulin off campus. Wendy Saunders is...
  • Betty suffered health problems and financial difficulties after her marriage broke up, and she agreed that her husband Fred could look after their four-year-old daughter Bella* for six...
  • Adam has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is classified as a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) veteran. For the last five years, Adam has resided in rental premises establis...
  • Lisa, a single parent working part-time, believed passionately in human rights and equality. She was a long- time supporter of Amnesty International, which had planned a fundraising tre...
  • The client contacted the Cairns Community Legal Centre in relation to a dispute with an internet service provider. The client was in receipt of a Disability Support Pension. The client...
  • Basic Rights Queensland elderly client Sue, had taken a severely disabled child into her home and cared for her for decades, received a payment of $100,000 arrears owed to her by a stat...
  • People experiencing chronic disadvantage often have problems with the police, particularly in relation to their presence in public spaces. QPILCH’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC)...
  • Jackie called Tenants Queensland looking to end her tenancy due to her poor health which had been greatly exacerbated due to the state of the premises.
  • Samantha* is a resident of a retirement village and attended a talk about Retirement Living Options presented by the Park and Village Information Link.
  • Queensland Advocacy Inc (QAI)'s Mental Health Legal Service represented Steve under a Forensic Order at a hearing before the Mental Health Review Tribunal relating to an application for...
  • Even though Keith* continued to work full time in a fairly well paid job, he became bankrupt shortly after his separation from Jenny due to debts incurred during the relationship. We as...
  • Albert was residing on a small island with a 5 year tenancy agreement. He was required to maintain the property while he resided there. Albert had a falling out with Teresa and Evan, th...
  • The Taylor St Community Legal Service has intervened to end use of the ‘Mosquito device’ at a local shopping centre. The Mosquito device emits a high frequency tone that is able to be h...
  • Amy was finding it increasingly difficult to care for her daughter Jodie - who had severe disabilities and required total personal care and intense supervision - without adequate specia...
  • An elderly pensioner had purchased a new car and wished to tow his caravan, so required some auto electrical work to be done on the vehicle.  Upon collecting his vehicle he noticed seve...
  • Gold Coast Community Legal Centre assisted a vulnerable and disadvantage client in a rental (bond) dispute. The client is a victim of domestic violence, is financially limited and vulne...
  • A client from a non-English speaking background had decided on training to become a taxi driver and made the relevant applications however received a “show cause” letter from the Depart...
  • An elderly client had been driving for 60 years without a traffic infringement.  He suffered a slight stroke approximately 4 years ago which impaired his speech slightly but with no oth...
  • The client came to the Cairns Community Legal Centre after unexpectedly receiving a letter from a debt collection agency requesting the immediate payment of over $900. The letter indict...

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