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Environmental Defender’s Office North Queensland helps residents have their say

Environmental Defender’s Office North Queensland advised residents and community groups operating in Kuranda about an environmental impact assessment process for a proposed tourist development on t > more

Park and Village Information Link works with client to enforce rights

Clare* is a resident of a retirement village and attended a talk about Retirement Living Options presented by the Park and Village Information Link. > more

Race discrimination found in school’s attempt to unenrol student

Cyrus Taniela’s hair has never been cut. He is a young Cook Islander, Niuean and Samoan boy, and the first-born son in his family. > more

Charge dismissed for Ben*

Ben was charged with breaching a domestic violence order by instructing a third party to serve divorce papers on his wife. > more
Legal Aid

QAI’s involvement in coronial proceedings: police shooting in 2014

Laval Zimmer was 28 years old when a Queensland police officer shot him through the heart at point blank range.  He fell, face down, outside his bedroom door.  He groaned “I’m dying” and bled out w > more

Ensuring a fair outcome for Sue*

Sue wanted to sign off on an agreement for her two young children to live with their father full-time. The agreement left the father with all of their net assets. > more
Legal Aid

Breaking down barriers for Aboriginal family violence survivor

Jacinta,* at just 17 years old, has already survived a lifetime of violence. When she was 15, her baby was taken from her care. > more

Basic Rights Queensland helped fight for Sally's rights after an unfair dismissal

Sally* worked as a permanent part-time picker and packer in the w > more
Legal Aid

Ticket to independence

Willow*, a young adult with a serious chronic and life-threatening illnesses, wanted independence. > more

Doug returns to work

Doug*, a 64-year-old man from a remote area, was sacked following a workplace injury. > more