Free Evening Legal Advice Sessions (Family Law & Employment Law) Monday, 23 May 2022

Are you needing legal advice outside of business hours? Then TASC may be able to help you in our afterhours free legal advice sessions on Monday in Toowoomba.

Make sure to book in for our next sessions to be held on: Monday, 23 May (Family Law & Employment Law).

All sessions from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Face to face or phone appointments are available.

As our evening advice sessions are staffed by volunteer solicitors with varied experience the issues we can help with will change from time to time.

Bookings are essential. Contact us on (07) 4616 9700 to enquire whether we can assist you with your issue. 

Free Evening Legal Advice Sessions (Employment Law) Monday, 11 April 2022

Are you needing legal advice outside of business hours? Then TASC may be able to help you in our afterhours free legal advice sessions on Monday in Toowoomba.

Make sure to book in for our next sessions to be held on: Monday, 11 April (Employment Law).

All sessions from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Face to face or phone appointments are available.

As our evening advice sessions are staffed by volunteer solicitors with varied experience the issues we can help with will change from time to time.

Bookings are essential. Contact us on (07) 4616 9700 to enquire whether we can assist you with your issue. 

Community Legal Centres Provide High-Quality Legal Advice and Linkage Services

Community legal centres provide high-quality legal advice and linkages with other service providers  that allows people to properly recover from challenges. #HandsUpforJustice is about ensuring Centres have the resources they need to deliver this.  

At TASC we feel equally passionate about this and strive to provide excellence in the way that will benefit our communities and clients alike. That is why we put our #handsupforjustice!   

@handsup4justice

LANDLORDS ACROSS AUSTRALIA CONTINUE TO EVICT TENANTS AMIDST PANDEMIC CRISIS – HOW TASC CAN HELP

With little government support and in some cases accrued rental debts, renters throughout South West Queensland continue to be evicted from their homes amid the pandemic.

TASC’s Tenancy Advocates in Toowoomba still see a steady stream of tenants coming to access our services since the pandemic hit, especially in cases where they have been unlawfully evicted.

CEO Frances Klaassen OAM said that with little government support now offered renters often have no choice but to leave their homes.

“We have seen a consistent trend in our tenancy cases where landlords have unfairly evicted a tenant, leaving them at risk of homelessness and in some cases are already homeless,” Ms. Klaassen said.

“I am saddened to see this, and even though realtors are doing their best, it seems compassion for those doing it tough has been forgotten by some. It is important to remember, that as a tenant you have rights too, and we can help you voice them.”

This is where we can help, TASC provides Toowoomba residents with access to advice that assists in managing issues and disputes that may arise with their tenancy.

If you find yourself being evicted with no reason given, it is important to remember that under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 and Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulations 2009, landlords cannot end your agreement without reasonable grounds before the last day of the fixed term.

We take referrals directly from Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS) by calling them on 1300 744 263. Make sure to state you live in Toowoomba and would like to access our services.

Remember, you’re not alone, TASC is here to help. For more information on our Tenancy Advocacy services, please visit www.tascnational.org.au.

LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE? REACHOUT4MEN SESSIONS COULD HELP YOU WITH DOMESTIC & FAMILY LAW MATTERS

Over the weekend you have been involved in a dispute with a family member, the police were called and you have been issued with a Protection Notice and instructed that you have to attend Court on Monday. This is a stressful time and you have some questions: What is a Protection Order? What are my rights? I can’t afford legal representation – what do I do?

Does this sound familiar or is this happening to you or someone you know? At TASC we have a range of services specifically targeted to different groups of people depending on their eligibility. One of these services is for men looking for legal advice surrounding family law matters.

We provide FREE out of hours advice sessions with one of our Solicitors on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We can help you with information and advice on:

To talk to a Solicitor straight away make sure to call us directly on our out-of-hours number 1800 848 148 on the below days and times:

Monday mornings between 7am and 9am

Tuesday evenings between 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday evenings between 4:30pm – 6:30pm If you would prefer to call during the weekdays, you can always make an appointment via our Intake and Referrals Team on (07) 4616 9700.

TASC CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

2022 marks a significant anniversary for TASC Legal and Social Justice Services, we have been serving the Toowoomba and Southwest communities in Queensland for 40 years!

Established in 1982, by a committed group of lawyers and social workers, we have since led the way to provide exceptional community legal, social justice, and advocacy services.

CEO Frances Klaassen OAM said that TASC began as a small community service in Toowoomba, with a mission to help people who could not access justice, due to financial or other barriers.

“Fundamental to our work throughout our 40 years is the recognition that people often require more than assistance with their legal issues, social factors impact their lives and contribute to their legal issues or create barriers to addressing their presenting issue.” Ms. Klaassen said.   

“We have come a long way from our humble beginnings, as we now service one of the largest regional areas, spanning over 400,000 square kilometres. It is a great honour to be leading such a passionate team of professionals, but it would be amiss of me to not acknowledge those that built TASC to what it is today. Foundational volunteers such as Mark Orchard, Gillian Mason Johnson, Stephen Rees and Michael Maguire are the reason TASC began.”

“It is set to be an exciting year with a number of celebratory events and activities planned to encourage people to support TASC either by volunteering with us or donating to help continue our services.

“We thank the community, past and present staff, and the people who access our services, for continuing to support us and encourage our mission.”

This year and always, we want to encourage our friends and those who access our services to ‘come as you are’ because TASC is a safe space that you can access, just as you are – either in person or via phone. We all go through challenges and struggles during our life and we want you to know that we are here to guide you through those tough times. 

Keep an eye out on how you can help nurture and expand awareness of our services, especially throughout regional Queensland, in the coming months as we launch our celebratory 40-year events!

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