Clare* is a child who no longer has contact with her parents. She receive payments from Centrelink to survive.
Clare was attacked outside of a shopping centre, where she was repeatedly punched, kicked and pulling along the ground by her hair. The incident was reported to the police and Harriet went to the hospital for treatment.
Clare suffered minor injuries but was traumatised by the events. Central Queensland Community Legal Centre helped her file an application for financial assistance for her medical expenses, and to get counselling in the future if she needed it.
*This fictional name has been given to protect the client’s identity.