28
MAY
2015

More help for vulnerable Queenslanders with legal problems

Queensland’s community legal centres have welcomed last night’s budget announcement that increases federal funding by thirty percent. Vulnerable Queenslanders with legal problems will be able to access better funded services, which have historically been resourced. Read re
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28
MAY
2015

TASC to present at the 2015 National Community Legal Centres Conference in Melbourne

TASC has been invited to present at the 2015 National Community Legal Centres Conference in Melbourne on 25-27 August. The abstract paper presented to the Conference organisers was about TASC’s Disability Law Project.  The presentation is coupled with a presentation from the Hunter Co
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28
MAY
2015

TASC provides training to Constables of the Queensland Police Force

As part of our Disability Law Project (DLP), TASC provides training to Constables of the Queensland Police Force on issues relating to dealing with clients with intellectual disability, mental illness or other cognitive impairment. Police Officers are key personnel influencing  the wa
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28
MAY
2015

Queensland Multicultural Week is the State’s largest celebration of Multiculturalism.

This year it is to be celebrated from Saturday 22 August to Sunday 30 August. TASC joins the State Government in building greater awareness of Multiculturalism across our communities in Toowoomba, Ipswich and South West Queensland. Our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Action Plan
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10
MAY
2015

National Disability Insurance Scheme

In April 2015 the Office of the Public Advocate (Qld) released its Submission to the National Disability Insurance Scheme relating to the Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework. The Public Advocate is concerned to ensure that the forthco
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10
MAY
2015

TASC’S DISABILITY LAW PROJECT LAWYER | POSITIVE OUTCOME

TASC’s Disability Law Project Lawyer, Mr. Joe Millican, achieved a positive outcome for a client in the Toowoomba Court this week. http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/a-toowoomba-solicitor-has-questioned-the-duty-of-c/2627382/ Joe has again demonstrated his legal and analytical skills
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07
MAY
2015

Committee for Economic Development

Committee for Economic Development On 21 April 2015 the Committee for Economic Development of Australia released a policy perspective examining issues associated with the economics of disadvantage. http://www.ceda.com.au/research-and-policy/policy-priorities/disadvantage There are a s
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26
NOV
2014

QUEESLAND LAW REFORM COMMISSION invites submissions for proposed law reform

The Queensland Law Reform Commission is preparing its proposed program of work for the next five years for submission to the Attorney-General. The Commission will have regard to whether there is a demonstrated need for reform; whether the item is suitable having regard to the role of
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08
SEP
2014

There are calls to overhaul Queensland laws to allow magistrates to consider the mental capacity of people charged with crimes.

On Wednesday 3 September 2014, the following story aired on the ABC Lateline program. http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4080567.htm
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07
JUL
2014

TASC continues to advocate for equity before the law for people with intellectual disability or impaired capacity

Representatives of TASC’s legal and advocacy teams recently attended The Criminal Justice Symposium in Brisbane on 19 and 20 June 2014.  The Symposium brought together critical thinkers and experts to reflect on the ongoing issue of people with an intellectual disability and those wit
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