Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services
Get legal advice early so that the person helping you can understand your situation and give you the right advice.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) offers legal representation for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples in criminal, civil and family law.
They can help if you need:
- criminal law representation and advice
- family law representation and advice
- civil law representation and advice
- prisoner Throughcare services to address recidivism
- coronial and public sector monitoring
- 24-hour assistance at police stations.
To contacts ATSILS:
- call 1800 012 255 toll free (24 hrs, 7 days)
- visit the head office in Brisbane—Level 5, 183 North Quay, BRISBANE QLD 4000
- view office locations in Queensland.
Find other community legal centres near you.
Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Services (QIFVLS)
Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Services help Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples with family violence and sexual assault matters.
They can help you with:
- domestic and family violence
- victim support
- family law
- child protection
- victims compensation
- witness assistance law.
To contact QIFVLS:
- call 1800 887 700 statewide (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm)
- email email@example.com.
Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland
The Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland (AFLSSQ) provides free legal advice, assistance and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across Southern Queensland. They can help if you:
- are experiencing domestic and family violence
- have a child protection matter
- are or might be separating (parenting arrangements, child support, separation or divorce)
- have been charged with an offence
- are a victim of assault or other act of violence
- are a witness to an offence.
To contact AFLSSQ:
- reecall 1800 185 950
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the AFLSSQ website to find out more.
Legal Aid Queensland
Legal Aid Queensland offer free legal representation, advice, information and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
Call the Indigenous Information Line on 1300 650 143 to make an appointment.
- Find a local community legal service.
Discrimination is when you think you are treated unfairly in your work, education, housing; when receiving goods and services or in another area of your public life because of your race, age, gender, political or religious belief (or activity), or some other aspect of your private life.
Discrimination is against the law in Queensland.
The Queensland Human Rights Commission deals with all discrimination and unfair treatment matters.
Contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff with your questions.
- Call 1300 130 670 (toll free).
- View information about discrimination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- View information about discrimination in Torres Strait Kriol language.
- Know your rights has information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about what is discrimination and what you can do about it.
- All together now—erasing racism promotes prevention of racist behaviour in Australia through social media.
Laws exist to ensure you are treated fairly at work.
- Read about your rights and obligations at work and what you can do about unfair dismissal.
- Check you are getting fair pay.
People with disability
- If you are a person with a disability and feel you are being discriminated against, find out what your rights are and what legal advice is available.
- Find what support exists for parents and carers of people with disability experiencing discrimination.
Seniors being discriminated against can get help.
- See what legal information and support is available for young people.
- Support exists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth experiencing abuse or discrimination.