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Unscrupulous car loan reduced thanks to Cairns Community Legal Centre

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Lenders are required to do certain checks before lending money to ensure that a loan is affordable and appropriate for the consumer’s needs. When lenders don’t properly perform these checks, it’s the vulnerable members of our community, who are often in financial stress, who suffer […]

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LawRight helps Sally to free herself from financial stress

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People who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness typically experience multi-faceted trauma, in addition to financial and social challenges, which compound barriers to services, supports, and change. Sally*, a single mother of three children, was experiencing homelessness when she attended one of LawRight’s Community

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Understanding Coercion and Control in relationships

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When women experience domestic and family violence and relationship breakdown, the legal issues multiply.  Misidentification of a victim as the perpetrator is also a significant issue that has enormous consequences for the victim survivor. Lila* was in a violent relationship and was charged with breaching

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Women’s Legal Service supports Susan and her children

Women’s Legal Service supports Susan and her children Read More »

Women fleeing domestic and family violence face many challenges including access to financial support and housing. The housing crisis has compounded these difficulties, resulting in too many women and children living in insecure and unsafe accommodation, or remaining in abusive relationships. Susan* was pregnant and

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Pine Rivers Community Legal Service helps Nigel stand up for his rights

Pine Rivers Community Legal Service helps Nigel stand up for his rights Read More »

Community members who live with disability or disabilities can be vulnerable to manipulation by large corporations, such as insurance companies. Nigel, a pensioner in his 80s, was involved in a motor vehicle accident and did not have insurance. Nigel began receiving letters from the other

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YFS supports Claire to divert charges away from Court

YFS supports Claire to divert charges away from Court Read More »

A disproportionate number of young people in the youth justice system have suffered from adverse experiences and social disadvantage such as poverty, exposure to family violence and significant trauma. When 14-year-old Claire* sought assistance from YFS Legal she was under a long-term guardianship order and

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Prisoners’s Legal Service supports cultural practices

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Sorry Business is an important period of mourning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that involves responsibilities and obligations to attend funerals and participate in other cultural events, activities, or ceremonies. Eli* is an Aboriginal man who was imprisoned in North Queensland due to

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