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Continuing funding allocated to Caxton Legal Centre

Posted June 2, 2020

Caxton Legal Centre Inc is Queensland’s oldest community legal centre, providing general and specialist legal assistance to vulnerable persons throughout the State.  Caxton has welcomed the allocation of further funding by the Queensland Attorney- General, Yvette D’Ath, to support Caxton to continue its vital work in the community.

“The Attorney-General has, in continuing Caxton’s core services funding, recognised the value of the work Caxton contributes to this State.  This includes Caxton’s specialist Employment Law Service, critical during this pandemic, and the Family Law, Domestic Violence, Coronial Assistance and Consumer Law Services.  We are most grateful that we can continue to undertake all the work we do to promote, protect and advocate for the fundamental human rights of very vulnerable Queenslanders,” said Cybele Koning, Caxton’s CEO.

“Guaranteed funding for five years, particularly during these uncertain times, is a welcome relief.  This enables Caxton to plan to deliver ongoing holistic assistance to our clients.  This also means we can retain experienced staff who can commit themselves to long term programs which support our clients.”

The Federal Government has also announced an additional $63 million funding for the Australian legal assistance sector, in response to the increased legal need resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, yet to be allocated.