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Taking on the debt collector

Greta* was having a very tough time as her daughter had recently died. > more

Basic Rights Queensland reduce debt for elderly carer

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 state government > more

Goondiwindi helps Sarah* get back on track

Sarah* went to Goondiwindi Community Legal Centre requesting urgent legal advice, and a referral to Toowoomba Legal Aid was processed. > more

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated supported John in including his service animal on his NDIS plan

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated’s (QAI) National Disability Insu > more

Harry allowed back behind the wheel

Harry, 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 other si > more

Panapa* saved from bankruptcy

Panapa, 61, came from New Zealand 23 years ago looking for new opportunities. Last year he had to stop working due to serious health issues. > more

Bob for Bob after car claim

Bob* contacted the Cairns Community Legal Centre in relation to a dispute with an insurance company arising from a motor vehicle accident.  The accident was caused when the other driver made a righ > more
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Freed from custody

Tom, a young indigenous prisoner who was sentenced as a juvenile was released on court-ordered parole. > more

Yolanda's Volunteering Journey

Many thanks to Yolanda for volunteering on Caxton’s front desk. Here’s her story: > more

Cairns CLC helps George access his money

Eighty-eight year old, George* currently lives in a retirement village. > more