Inaugural Research Work

A United Voice

In June 2016, AFLSSQ took part in inaugural research work with the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) and Community Legal Centres Queensland.

 

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Photo: Attendees at the Research Partnerships Roundtable, Community Legal Centres Queensland

Community Legal Centres Queensland Inc is the peak body for community legal centres in Queensland and its vision is for a fair and just Queensland. It supports and develops community legal centres to provide effective, high quality services to their communities, and lead to unite our members and be a leading voice for social justice.

NACLC is the peak national organisation representing community legal centres (CLCs) in Australia. Its members are the state and territory associations of community legal centres that represent over 200 centres in various metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia. community legal centres are not-for-profit, community-based organisations that provide legal advice, casework, information and a range of community development services to their local or special interest communities. community legal centres’ work is targeted at disadvantaged members of society and those with special needs, and in undertaking matters in the public interest.

Inaugural Research Work

Our participation in the Research Partnerships Roundtable presented opportunities for collaboration and partnership in research projects in areas that matter to AFLSSQ, including:

  • domestic and family violence
  • youth justice and child protection
  • access to legal advice and associated issues in regional areas
  • the impact of state laws in people experiencing poverty and marginalisation.
The keynote presentation was delivered by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. The event was supported by the UQ Pro Bono Centre (TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland), and generously hosted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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