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Human rights restored for Taylor Street Community Legal Service client

The Taylor Street Community Legal Service has recently assisted a client to overcome a decision made by QCAT that suspended his decision-making rights despite having decision-making capacity.  > more

Work and dignity restored

Matthew* is a long term sufferer of mental health issues with minimal vision who enjoyed his employment in the youth sector.   > more

Unjust Centrelink cancellation rectified

Phil* was injured at work and on a sickness benefit, but someone at his work allegedly told Centrelink that he was no longer employed and so his benefit was cancelled. > more

Gold Coast CLC recoups outstanding debt for Margaret

Margaret* approached Gold Coast Community Legal Centre seeking assistance with the recovery of money owed to her.  > more

Hub Community was able to help reunite a father and daughter

Hub Community Legal assisted James* to prepare an initiating appl > more
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Australian Conservation Foundation Challenges Adani Carmichael Federal Approval

On behalf of Australian Conservation Foundation, the Environmental Defender’s Office Qld sought a review of the legality of Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s re-approval of Adani Carmichael > more

Mackay Regional CLC keep Keith* on his feet

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. > more

After the floods Townsville CLC was able to help out three women when their units were uninsured

Three single women aged between 60 and 80 lived in a unit complex that was inundated by water during the 2019 monsoonal trou > more

Right to education for autistic youth

Steve* was excluded from school for behavioural issues. Steve had autism and lived in a residential placement in the care of Child Safety. > more
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Basic Rights Queensland appeals for payout

Catherine* approached Basic Rights Queensland as she was unable to qualify for income support due to a “preclusion period” imposed as a result of a compensation payout resulting from a motor vehicl > more