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QAILS Quarterly | February 2015

QAILS Quarterly

 

Highlighting the work of Queensland's community legal centres

Queensland community legal centres have over 30 years of service delivery experience providing free information, advice and referral, casework and representation to the community.

Innovative work from Queensland's community legal centres

Queensland's community legal centres provide a vital service to clients and communities across the state.  Here are a few recent examples:

QAILS response to the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s program of work. More ...

QAILS response to the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. More ... 

Youth Advocacy Centre response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. More ... 

National Association of Community Legal Centres response to the Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. More ... 

Environmental Defenders Office response to Qld Assessment Bilateral Agreement, No. 4. More ...
Upcoming events
 
  • QAILS webinar - Reviewing and developing staff performance, 24 February 2015. More...
  • Caxton Legal Centre presents - Retirement Living Options, 27 February 2015. More ...
  • LAQ Civil Law Training, 4 March 2015. More ...
  • Boundless plains to share? Recent changes to Australian refugee law, 5 March 2015. More ...
  • Caxton Legal Centre presents - Retirement Living Options, 11 March 2015. More ...
  • QAILS webinar - Defamation in CLC advocacy, 12 March 2015. More ... 
  • QAILS webinar - Disability discrimination in employment, 19 March 2015. More ... 
  • QAILS webinar - Lessons from 2014 legal discipline cases, 30 March 2015. More ... 
  • QAILS webinar - Surrogacy laws, 14 April 2015. More ... 
  • Caxton Legal Centre presents - Retirement Living Options, 16 April 2015. More ...
  • Caxton Legal Centre presents - Retirement Living Options, 22 April 2015. More ... 
  • QAILS webinar - Legal issues for grandparents, 27 April 2015. More ... 
  • QAILS webinar - Legal issues for farmers, 11 May 2015. More ... 
  • QPILCH - Queensland Legal Walk, 12 May 2015.  More…
  • QAILS webinar - Social security fraud, 15 May 2015. More ...
  • WLAQ and WLS - Corporate Clothing Pop-up, 22 May 2015. More ...
  • 2015 QAILS Conference, 25 - 27 May 2015. More ...
  • 25 May – QAILS event – New practitioners drinks. More... 
  • 26 May – QAILS event – 2015 QAILS conference dinner. More... 
  • 26 May – QAILS event -  Breakfast for pro-bono lawyers. More...
  • National Reconciliation Week, 27 Mary 2015. More ...
  • Caxton Legal Centre presents - Retirement Living Options, 16 June 2015. More ... 
  • Charles Sturt University - 3rd National Rural Law and Justice Conference, 3 July 2015. More ...
  • Caxton Legal Centre presents - Retirement Living Options, 7 July 2015. More ... 
  • NACLC Conference, 24 August 2015. More ... 
Achievements and awards

Refugee and Immigration Legal Service wins the Australian Lawyers Alliance Civil Justice Award. More ... 

Picture left to right - Benedict Coyne, Angus Francis, Mark Steele, Stephen Keim SC, Murray Watt.
Photo by Damon Hatchett
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Mediawatch

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty calls on PM Tony Abbott to reinstate community services – Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 2015 

Gold Coast community legal centre seeking help to continue night consultancy – Gold Coast Bulletin, 23 January 2015

Evenings Election Panel - Low Income Earners – ABC Radio, 21 January 2015

QLD ELECTION: The Silence Is Deafening On Policies To Tackle Domestic Violence  - New Matilda, 14 January 2015

Gympie women win judgment against Queensland councillor over 'sodomite' vilification – The Guardian, 18 December 2014

Extra funding for legal assistance services should only be a start – The Conversation, 8 December 2014

Man shot dead by police to be given tribal farewell - Sunshine Coast Daily, 5 December 2014

Government warned changes to legal centre funding will hurt most state's vulnerable – Brisbane Times, 4 December 2014 

Publications and Resources

Case study - Cairns Community Legal Centre helps client clear debt.

Did you miss the QAILS webinar on how to fundraise for CLCs?  Download the presentation here.

Tabled in front of the Queensland Parliament 05/01/2015 Response from the Minister for Housing and Public Works (Mr Mander) to a paper petition (2348-14) and an ePetition (2284-14) sponsored by Hon Palaszczuk.

Tabled in front of the Queensland Parliament - Crime and Corruption Commission : Review of the operation of the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008, December 2014


 

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