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Health and medical organisations back national push for youth justice reform 

November 21, 2017
Health and medical groups are backing a push for federal, state and territory governments to prioritise youth justice reform nationally in the wake of the Royal Commission into the Protection and D Read more

Property and Social Service sectors unite to call for housing action

November 15, 2017
Peak bodies representing the state’s property and social service sectors have united to call on the state’s political leaders to commit to boosting the supply of social and affordability housing ac Read more

Funding cuts to Suncoast Community Legal Service

November 14, 2017
Suncoast Community Legal Services have begun to feel the effects of  their 39% reduction i Read more

QLS demands 2017 electoral commitment to ongoing funding and roll out of DV courts

November 14, 2017
Queensland’s peak solicitor body has welcomed the appointment of two new Magistrates to the Southport Domestic Violence Specialist Court. Read more

State political parties must create judicial commission to ensure a robust and accountable judiciary for all Queenslanders: says QLS

November 13, 2017
The state’s peak lawyer group is demanding political parties commit to the creation of an independent judicial commission to ensure all Queenslanders can be confident they have an independent, fair Read more

Abuse highlighted in NT Royal Commission demands a national response

November 12, 2017
The Federal Government must seize the opportunity presented by the forthcoming release of the report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory Read more

QLS calls on political parties to appoint more solicitors to judicial roles

November 9, 2017
Queensland’s peak lawyer group has called on the state’s political parties to commit to appointing more solicitors to judicial roles. Read more

ABS survey shows decline in rates of violence

November 9, 2017
The rate of violence in Australia has fallen over the last decade, according to 2016 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more

‘Like Love’ project reveals hotbed of hate speech throughout marriage survey period

November 7, 2017
The LGBTI Legal Service has collected over 220 examples of hate speech throughout the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey in a project aimed at addressing unlawful vilification. Read more
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Legal Aid Queensland's first NDIS appeal

November 7, 2017
People making a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) appeal can now get legal representation from Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ). Read more