On International Day of People with Disability (3 December), we acknowledged and recognised the impact our clients, family, and friends have on our organisation and the continued contributions they make for an inclusive society.

We also welcome the new Australian Disability Strategy and Employ My Ability, announced by the Australian Government, set to drive change to uphold the rights, inclusion, and participation of people with a disability.

With this, TASC is thrilled to announce our new Board Member, Dr. Sharon Boyce, who comes to us with expert knowledge, skills, and lived experience. As well as a disability advocate, Dr. Boyce is a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Chair of Queensland Disability Advisory Council, and continues to work with many organisations across Queensland to raise awareness of living with disability.

CEO Frances Klaassen OAM said that it is a great privilege to welcome Dr. Boyce into the TASC family.

“Dr. Boyce is an inspiration to us all, and we are honoured to have her as a part of our Board. She will bring not only lived experience, but a wealth of knowledge,” Ms. Klaassen said.

“”We look forward to having Dr. Boyce’s voice on the Board and are excited for the insight she will bring.”

To welcome Dr. Boyce, we are excited to share one of her educational YouTube videos about ‘Discovering Dyslexia, Breaking Down the Barriers’. Please support Dr. Boyce, like and share her video with your friends!

Take a look at Dr. Boyce’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eqhXgLEik

You can view the Australian Disability Strategy here: https://www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/ads


CALLING FOR ACTION – As a part of the global effort – ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign – TASC Legal and Social Justice Services dedicated November to stand up for people in domestic violence situations. The international campaign was launched to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women.

TASC staff were inspired to play their part by embracing the theme ‘Orange the World: End violence against women now!’ So, to show our support staff wore their best orange outfits at our offices in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Roma.

In addition to this, our CEO Frances Klaassen wanted to highlight the seriousness that was emphasised in a recent ABC article (you can read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/…/housing-crisis-curbs…/100652334).

CEO Frances Klaassen OAM said that as an organisation who are part of a network of organisations assisting women and families experiencing domestic violence it is important we all do our part to raise awareness and be active.

“Our solicitors and advocates see firsthand the effect domestic and family violence has on an individual and their family members,” Ms. Klaassen said.

“We have been working to increase awareness and create cohesive and accessible responses to assist those impacted by family violence. The housing crisis in Queensland means women and children cannot access a safe haven and may be faced with the forced choice of taking the risk and staying or returning to an unsafe home while they wait for an alternate option. We need action now, from local, State, and Federal governments to ensure that we have safe secure longer-term options for housing as part of an effective response system for women and children. Everyone has the right to a safe place to call home!”

As a leading regional community legal and social justice organisation, TASC supports families to find their feet and often helps women with domestic violence and family law matters.

Learn more about how you can help here: https://un-women.medium.com/take-action-10-ways-you-can

#orangetheworld #GenerationEquality #16Days

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