Annual Report 2015 - 2016

2015 - 2016 was another full year with a 75% increase in new files over 2014-15, providing access to justice to the most vulnerable in our community. Thank you to all our members, supporters and partners whose contributions made it possible. 

Have you renewed your QPILCH membership?

Renew membership - Your continued involvement will provide critical financial support to QPILCH and enable us to more effectively target the pro bono commitment of the Queensland profession. 

15 Years Pro Bono

The Queensland legal profession has always provided pro bono assistance to our communities. Since QPILCH was founded in 2001, the profession has made a concerted contribution to helping people who are the most vulnerable in our State. Recognising this achievement, QPILCH has published a report celebrating the legal profession’s commitment to structured pro bono. This report is can be accessed here.

 

Legal Health Check Resources

QPILCH has now uploaded to the Legal Health Check website new resources for lawyers, the culmination of our Legal Health Check Project 2014-16, funded by the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General. Copies of the full evaluations of this project are available in the Publications section of our website.

Fair and Flexible SPER Fine Options for Vulnerable Queenslanders

Marginalised Queenslanders are significantly affected by unmanageable SPER fine debts, which are directly connected to their circumstances of poverty. As part of Anti-Poverty Week 2016, our Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic has released a policy snapshot on Fair and Flexible SPER Fine Options for Vulnerable Queenslanders.

Down to Earth

Read the final papers of the Down to Earth project, on better ways to deal with development issues in the interests of all stakeholders.

New service for debtors in Magistrates Court enforcement hearings

QPILCH has responded to an identified gap in legal service delivery by starting a new Duty Lawyer Service to help debtors more effectively respond to enforcement proceedings commenced against them. The Service provides free advice and representation to enforcement debtors attending hearings at the Brisbane Magistrates Court each Wednesday from 8:30am to 12pm. The Service is located on level 7 (opposite the lifts) at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, George St. Click here for eligibility criteria and more information.

 
 

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