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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) is a community-based organisation established to provide professional and culturally proficient legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.
ATSILS delivers a broad range of civil, family and criminal law services as well as prevention, intervention and community legal education programs, coronial and public sector monitoring and Throughcare services. www.atsils.org.au
The Australasian Legal Information Institute provides 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
The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. https://www.legislation.gov.au/
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
Community Legal Centres Australia is the national peak body for the community legal sector, in particular community legal centres across Australia. https://www.clcs.org.au
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (Qld)
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia website provides information and a number of self help kits, brochures and court forms in relation to separation, divorce, parenting or property and other family matters. http://www.fcfcoa.gov.au
Family Relationships Online
Information is available for families, whether together or separated, about family relationship issues. A range of online services is available to assist families manage relationship issues, including helping families agree on arrangements for children after parents separate. https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/
Legal Aid Queensland
Gives legal help to financially disadvantaged people. http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Home
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/.
The Queensland Courts website provides contact details, fees, court lists and ability to search some court files. https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/.
The official Queensland Government website providing access to authorised Queensland legislation and related information—Bills introduced, Acts as passed, subordinate legislation as made and point-in-time reprints (consolidations) of Acts and subordinate legislation. http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au
Relationships Australia Queensland
Relationships Australia Queensland is a community based not for profit organisation providing relationship support services including mediation for families. RAQ run many Family Relationship Centres (FRCs), which help families who are experiencing difficulties and change, and can assist through information, community connections, education and specialised support services.
RAQ also provide 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.raq.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/