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Our Regional Offices – Thursday Island

Connection to culture and delivering legal services on country that make a real difference to the lives of his people is what attracted Regional Manager C’Zarke Maza to Thursday Island.

In this video C’Zarke gives insight into range of services we provide across the Torres Strait. In locations such as Thursday Island our team provide outreach legal services, traveling great distances following remote court circuits to ensure access to justice for our most remote communities.

Thursday Island – Regional Office
Services Provided: Criminal, Civil and Family Law
Address: 25 Douglas Street, Thursday Island 4875 (PO Box 81)
Phone: (07) 4069 1091
Fax: (07) 4069 1678

Always remember ATSILS is here for clients 24/7 on our Free call legal assistance hotline:
1800 012 255.

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Our Regional Offices – Charleville

In this video our Regional Manager in Charleville Laurie Parker gives you a run down on the many ways we are able to assist clients with criminal, civil and family matters, the vast region the team covers and the benefits of working as a legal practitioner in a rural community.
 
Laurie and his great team in Charleville deliver quality criminal, civil and family legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across South West Queensland which includes the townships of Roma, Cunnamulla, Tambo, Quilpie & Mitchell.
 
Contact our Charleville Office:
Services Provided: Criminal, Family and Civil Law
Address: 51 Wills Street, Charleville 4470 (PO Box 145)
Phone: (07) 4654 1721
Fax: (07) 4654 3182
 
Always remember ATSILS is here for clients 24/7 on our Free call legal assistance hotline:
1800 012 255.
Find an ATSILS Office near you: ATSILS Office Locator
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Need Legal Assistance? We’re here for clients 24/7 on our free call hotline: 1800 012 255

Our dedicated team have helped put together a series of short videos to give you better insight into ATSILS & the legal services we provide. Need Legal Assistance? Call ATSILS 24/7 Free Call Hotline – 1800 012 255 The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service provides innovative, professional and culturally competent legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.

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Prisoner Throughcare – Cultural Camps: Connection to culture & the fine art of diverting our young ones away from the justice system.

Connection to culture & the fine art of diverting our young ones away from the justice system. Our Prisoner Throughcare Program is a part of the fabric of a justice reinvestment approach. Check out some of the innovative work happening in the Townsville region connecting young offenders with their culture as a foundation change and breaking the cycle of offending.

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OPCAT – the torture prevention treaty that ensures the human rights and dignity of people in places of detention are protected.

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture – OPCAT – sends a clear message: the risk of torture and other ill-treatment exists in all situations where persons are deprived of their liberty . The OPCAT is a UN treaty that Australia has signed up to that would ensure national and international monitoring of people in these vulnerable situations. The transparency this creates acts as a deterrent to violating human rights in the first place. The OPCAT has bipartisan support, but has not been put into effect. Australia has sat on it since 2009. We call on the Australian government to ratify OPCAT as a matter of urgency as we believe this treaty is fundamental to ensuring the human rights and dignity of people in places of detention are protected.

Find out more about OPCAT here:
https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/rights-and-freedoms/projects/optional-protocol-convention-against-torture-opcat