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ATSILS meets with The Federal Attorney-General in Gladstone

This week ATSILS CEO Shane Duffy and the team servicing Gladstone had the pleasure of meeting with The Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus MP. The Attorney-General was in regional Queensland conducting his first visits with legal assistance providers since becoming Attorney-General. Meeting with the Attorney-General at the Gladstone Courthouse proved a great opportunity for the team […]

Were you (or someone you help) flooded? Get legal help!

Disasters cause legal problems. Are you experiencing: • Insurance hassles? • Changes to parenting and care arrangements? • Tenancy and housing problems? • Unsafe relationships? • Unfair employment changes? • Financial hardship – e.g. unmanageable or unfair debts? For quality, free legal help, contact: ATSILS (QLD) – 1800 012 255 www.atsils.org.au/contact Legal Aid Queensland – […]

ATSILS welcomes a new ThroughCare Manager and Learning & Development Coordinator

ATSILS warmly welcomes our new ThroughCare Manager and Learning & Development Coordinator to the team. Helen and Aiden are pictured (seated) below embarking on their ATSILS induction journey. Helen is our incoming ThroughCare Manager – and will lead a state-wide team focused on diverting clients (at high risk of re-offending) from the justice system. Helen […]

Service Update: Client visits to ATSILS offices

From today ATSILS offices are once again open to client visits. We encourage clients however to exercise caution and only attend our offices for necessary face-to-face appointments. Please contact your lawyer to confirm arrangements. https://www.atsils.org.au/contact/ Although face masks are no longer required in most settings, we strongly recommend our staff and visitors to our office, […]

ATSILS offices are temporarily closed to clients until further notice.

ATSILS offices are temporarily closed to clients until further notice. This decision has been made to help protect staff, clients and the broader community from the current wave of the Omicron COVID-19 variant that is fairly widespread across the state. Please be assured our staff will still be providing legal assistance services to clients during this […]

Please wear a mask when visiting an ATSILS Office

As of 1am, 2 January, face masks are now required in all indoor settings except for in the home, if it’s unsafe or if doing strenuous exercise. All visitors are required to wear a mask when attending ATSILS offices until further notice. (Exceptions are when eating/drinking or there is a valid medical reason not to […]

Murri Christmas!

From all the team and directors at ATSILS, we wish you a very Murri Christmas and all the very best for the summer and the New Year. To all the communities, families and partners we’ve had the pleasure of working with this year, we thank you for your continued support during another challenging year and […]

MEDIA RELEASE: ATSILS calls for an independent body to investigate public complaints against police

Queensland needs an independent body to investigate complaints against police officers to ensure greater transparency and community confidence in law enforcement.   The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD) LTD (ATSILS) is appalled at the alleged behaviour of a police officer in Cunnamulla who was recently filmed threatening to ‘flog’ and ‘hurt’ a […]