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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26
JUN
2014

Working Together – The Strength of Partnerships

Recently a young client came to TASC seeking assistance through our Disability Law Project (DLP). This program offers  clients the joint skills of  a TASC Lawyer and Advocate.   The TASC Advocate was able to provide the client with a valuable referral to Partners in Recovery (PIR).  T
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08
MAY
2014

Disability Law Project Collaborative Approach with Toowoomba Courts

TASC’s Disability Law Project (DLP) lawyer recently provided representation to a client who has an acquired brain injury.  A collaborative approach, knowledge and TASC’s presence in the Toowoomba Court House  formed vital support and assistance necessary to achieve a posit
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06
MAY
2014

The Advocate Autumn Edition

The Advocate Autumn Edition  is published by the Disabiilty Discrimination legal Service Inc in Melbourne and addresses the Access to Justice Productivity Commission Draft Report and calls for submissions by 21 May 2014.  For the full edition please follow this link; The Advocate Autu
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06
MAR
2014

Partners in Recovery – new Strategic Leadership Panel announced

Lifeline Partners in Recovery has announced the Darling Downs and South West Queensland Strategic Leadership Panel to assist in the work it is doing in developing creative approaches towards supporting people in our region with persistent and complex mental health issues. Our CEO is a
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11
FEB
2014

Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies

The Australian Human Rights Commission Report, Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies is now available on line at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/equal-law The Report focuses on people with disabilities who need communication supports or who have comple
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06
FEB
2014

Human Rights Commission Justice Report finds disabled not equal before the law

Nance Haxton reported this story on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 18:26:00 Listen to MP3 of this story ( minutes) Alternate WMA version | MP3 download MARK COLVIN: The Human Rights Commission is preparing to hand down a damning report finding that disabled people are unequal before the la
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27
JAN
2014

Disability Law Project

TASC’s Disability Law Project highlights the need for representation and advocacy for those vulnerable clients who might not qualify for Legal Aid funding, or for those who might otherwise ‘slip through the cracks’ unnoticed and unsupported.  An example is the case of our client, SC,
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07
JAN
2014

Concerns discrimination against disabled widespread and varied in Australia’s justice system

Nance Haxton reported this story on Thursday, January 2, 2014 08:04:00 Listen to MP3 of this story ( minutes) Alternate WMA version | MP3 download TONY EASTLEY: Australia’s disability discrimination commissioner is concerned that too many of the state’s top lawmakers are u
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