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(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service) www.atsils.org.au
(Australasian Legal Information Institute) - Access to state, Commonwealth, and some international legislation, cases and journal articles. Legislation may not be as current as those on the Commonwealth and Queensland legislation websites listed below: http://www.austlii.edu.au
Bowen Neighbourhood Centre
Community Legal Centres Queensland
Queensland's peak body for community legal centres. Contains a directory of all community legal centres in Queensland and contact details for CLCQ.
Community Legal Centres Australia
Australian peak body for community legal centres. https://naclc.info/
Department of Housing and Public Works (Qld)
Family Relationship Centre
Where families separate, the Centres provide information, advice and dispute resolution (such as mediation) to help people reach agreement on parenting arrangements without going to court. The Centres also offer individual, group and joint sessions to help separating families make workable arrangements for their children without having to go to court. Many of the services are free or are offered on a sliding scale, according to your level of income: https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/.
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
This court deals with family law, migration and general federal law matters. In relation to family law, the website provides a number of self help kits, brochures and court forms to apply for a divorce, parenting or property orders: https://www.fcfcoa.gov.au/.
Legal Aid Queensland
provides financial counselling, crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support: https://www.lifeline.org.au/.
Mackay Advocacy Inc.
is a community based advocacy organisation providing information and support to all people with a disability to help them to know and enforce their rights: http://www.mackayadvocacy.com.au/.
The Neighbourhood Hub (formerly known as George Street Neighbourhood Centre)
seeks to develop a community that supports, responds to and includes families and individuals within the community and has a number of programs aimed at separating families: http://tnhub.org.au/.
providing contact details, fees, court lists and ability to search come court files: https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/.
is a community based not for profit organisation providing relationship support services including mediation for families. There are a range of relationship support courses for individuals, couples and families offered by Relationships Australia in the areas of: life skills and well being, relationship skills, parenting, family violence and prevention, separation and gambling help: https://www.relationships.org.au/.
Uniting Care Community
UnitingCare Community is one of the state's largest community service providers, offering Lifeline services, child and family care, counselling, disability support and social inclusion programs throughout Queensland: http://www.uccommunity.org.au/