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Hip Hop Helps Stop DV

Hip Hop Helps – a growing number of young people are using Hip Hop music to raise awareness about domestic violence. Young people like ARIA award winning, Australian Hip Hop artist Illy is placing the issue centre stage, with his new song, Back Around. Created for the Queensland’s Government’s Stop the Hurting – End Domestic Violence campaign, Back Read more about Hip Hop Helps Stop DV[…]

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Southern Queensland

Areas in Southern Queensland The Southern Queensland Region is a custom region made up of the 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs): (1) Balonne (S); (2) Bulloo (S); (3) Cherbourg (S); (4) Goondiwindi (R); (5) Maranoa (R); (6) Murweh (S); (7) Paroo (S); (8) Quilpie (S); (9) South Burnett (R); (10) Southern Downs (R); (11) Toowoomba  (R); and (12) Western Downs (R). Our region covers 405,671.3 square kilometres, Read more about Southern Queensland[…]

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Partnership with UQ

Aborignal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland (AFLSSQ) is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Queensland (UQ) through its  TC Beirne School of Law’s  Pro Bono Centre. The Centre is a nationally recognised leader in the development, promotion and provision of student pro bono legal services. We look forward to welcoming the Read more about Partnership with UQ[…]

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Keeping Language Alive

Keeping language alive is important for Indigneous communities – this is why ‘Our Languages Matter’ was choosen as the theme for NAIDOC this year. NAIDOC, which stands for National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Observance Committee, is celebrated annually during the first full week of July. It’s a week when we come together to celebrate Aboriginal and Read more about Keeping Language Alive[…]

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Legal Admin Officer AFLSSQ

Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland (AFLSSQ) is seeking to recruit a legal admin officer into the organisation, which is located in Roma around 480 km west of Brisbane. AFLSSQ prides itself on providing culturally appropriate legal services and assistance to Indigenous (i.e., Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people, families and communities of Southern Queensland. Read more about Legal Admin Officer AFLSSQ[…]

DV Work Aware

DV Work Aware

DV Work Aware DV Work Aware is a program of the National Working Women’s Centres that has been developed to raise awareness and promote best practice responses to issues of domestic and family violence in the workplace. The key objectives of the program are to: increase knowledge and awareness of domestic and family violence as a workplace Read more about DV Work Aware[…]

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is when one person in a relevant relationship with another person is: physically or sexually abusive; or emotionally or psychologically abusive; or economically abusive; or threatening; or coercive; or in any other way controls or dominates or causes the other person to fear for their own (or someone else’s) personal safety or wellbeing. Read more about Domestic Violence[…]

Funding legal services

Funding Legal Services 

Funding Legal Services for Our Most Vulnerable According to a media release from the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, the Turnbull Government has made a commitment to funding legal services with an additional $55.7 million over the next three years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services ($16.7 million) and Community Legal Read more about Funding Legal Services […]

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We Are Hiring

Positions We are hiring for three positions: 1 Counsellor/Social Worker position, 1 Client Support Worker position and 1 Court Support Worker position. Applications close on 30 April 2018. Location: Roma Incumbent: Reports to Chief Executive Officer Reviewed by: CEO Review date: July 2018 Approved by: Chief Executive Officer Next review: In line with Performance Appraisal Read more about We Are Hiring[…]

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Indigenous FVPLS

Family Violence Prevention Legal  Services Indigenous FVPLS are Family Violence Prevention Legal Services that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations. FVPLS are unique, experienced and specialist service providers delivering culturally safe legal and non-legal services within which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is acknowledged and celebrated. FVPLS provide legal assistance, casework, Read more about Indigenous FVPLS[…]

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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.   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 Read more about Inaugural Research Work[…]

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Our Peak National Body

Our Peak National Body – NACLC Our peak national body, the National Asociation of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), was established for the public charitable purpose of assisting disadvantaged and marginalised people in the Australian community with obtaining access to legal services. This includes, but is not limited to: supporting and assisting Community Legal Centres (CLCs) Read more about Our Peak National Body[…]

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Our Indigenous Business

Our Indigenous business, over the period 2016-2017, was with volunteers from ResearchCrowd. ResearchCrowd is a Supply Nation accredited Indigenous organisation that specialises in Indigenous research in Australia. Thank you ResearchCrowd! As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely heavily on the assistance we receive. If you are interested in volunteering at AFLSSQ we would welcome your help. Please contact Read more about Our Indigenous Business[…]

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Our National Treasure

A National Treasure in the Pursuit of Justice Gaining a national treasure was a feat for AFLSSQ. Before joining AFLSSQ our CEO Ms Susan Hamilton gained recognition as someone of whom our country is very proud. Susan became the first Torres Strait Islander to serve as a barrister in the High Court of Australia, and Read more about Our National Treasure[…]