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Media Release: A Human Rights Act for Queensland

A Human Rights Act for Queensland is powerful medicine for advancing and protecting the rights of vulnerable Queenslanders. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD) LTD (ATSILS) commends the Palaszczuk Government for their steadfast commitment to advancing human rights protections for all Queenslanders with the introduction of a human rights bill in parliament […]

Community Legal Education: Torres Strait Islands – September 2018

Our CLE Team will be delivering community legal education sessions in the following locations across the Torres Strait Islands next week. Dauan Island Where: TSIRC Office When: Monday, 24 September 2018 at 10am Ugar/Stephen Island Where: TSIRC Office When: Tuesday, 25 September 2018 at 10am Poruma/Coconut Island When: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 10am Want […]

Developing the Cultural Competence of our Workforce

This week ATSILS staff enjoyed participating in a series of cultural competence training workshops in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. The training was facilitated by consultant Tom Kirk and he delivered a dynamic program covering topics such as cultural diversity, kinship systems, the impacts of colonisation, governance and communicating across cultures. The highly interactive sessions provided […]

ATSILS calls for Government to act on ALRC recommendations to tackle soaring incarceration rates.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD) Ltd welcomes the report and recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s ‘Pathways to Justice – Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ tabled in Parliament today. ATSILS CEO Shane Duffy said, “This report is yet another validation of the extreme disadvantage Aboriginal and […]

Queensland Law Society Careers Expo 2018

ATSILS recently took part in the 2018 QLS Careers Expo . Our exhibit attracted many interested students and it was great to give the next generation of legal practitioners an insight into our innovative brand of legal service delivery as an exciting career pathway. There was much interest in general student and Practical Legal Training placements […]

ATSILS ensuring access to justice across the Torres Strait

Recently our CEO and Communications team journeyed with our Thursday Island staff on their Outer Islands Magistrate Court Circuit throughout the Torres Strait.    In one of the State’s most remote regions ATSILS is the primary legal assistance provider and we are committed to ensuring the diverse communities across the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula […]

Special Gathering Statement re: Closing the Gap Refresh – A joint initiative of COAG

ATSILS CEO Shane Duffy was invited to Canberra recently to attend A Special Gathering of prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders asked to provide advice to Government on a refreshed ‘Closing The Gap’ agenda. The gathering coincided with the first Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting of 2018. Shane was one of 64 State […]

2018 – QUT Indigenous Pre Law and Justice Program Students visit ATSILS

2018 Indigenous Pre Law and Justice Program visit to ATSILS Last week students from QUT’s 2018 Indigenous Pre Law and Justice Program attended ATSILS Brisbane office to get first hand insight into the work we do advancing and protecting the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The students received a range of presentations […]