The National Reconciliation Week’s theme for 2022 is ‘Be Brave. Make Change’. This is a call for all Australian to be brave in their daily lives and to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so all Australians can benefit through an equal and united front.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is one of the oldest continuing cultures and has thrived on this land for over 80 000 years. These communities deserve to have access to the same opportunities. However, they still experience racism, prejudice, and gaps in health, justice, education and employment. National unity will only be possible if we are brave and bold enough to call this out wherever we find it.
TASC is funded by the Queensland Government to deliver the Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS). This free service is available to anyone aged over 60 years and First Nations people aged over 50 years.
If you live in or around Toowoomba or Ipswich , simply visit https://www.tascnational.org.au/services/ or call 07 4616 9700 for a confidential discussion with one of our SLASS team.
To make a tax-deductible donation and support us in providing community advocacy support, visit www.tascnational.org.au/get-involved/support-us/ and click SUPPORT US!
We all make mistakes. But when those mistakes cause harm to others, communication channels are destroyed and relationships are put at risk. An apology cannot undo the past, but through open and inclusive dialogue, we can break down and rebuild those communication bridges and help repair relationships.
It may even be an opportunity to strengthen the relationship.
Every year on 26 May, Australia pauses to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss suffered by the Stolen Generations and share the steps towards healing for the First Australians affected, as well as their families and communities.
If you or your loved ones have been affected by the child removal policies and would like support in your healing journey, reach out to https://healingfoundation.org.au/
According to Cancer Council Australia, almost seven in 10 Australians will survive for at least five years after a cancer diagnosis and in some cancers, the survival is as high as 90%. These success stories are only possible through continued support or donors. As an active member of our Community, TASC National hosted a staff morning tea and raised over $500 towards a good cause. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the morning tea and donated money. Your efforts are acknowledged and greatly appreciated.
Laws are created to make sure that we understand what is expected of us as members of society. The theme of this year’s Law Week is ‘Spotlight on scams’. Stopping scammers is in our hands too. Further information about protecting yourself and your loved ones against scam fraud can be found at www.qld.gov.au/law/law-week.
If you live in or around Toowoomba or know someone who has been a victim of scammers call us on 07 4616 9700 or visit www.tascnational.org.au for a confidential discussion.
To make a tax-deductible donation and support us in providing advice to scam victims in our community, visit www.tascnational.org.au/get-involved/support-us/ and click SUPPORT US!
TASC is a community legal centre providing legal, social justice and advocacy services to a large geographic area in South East Queensland for 40 years.
Our management team is always looking for opportunities to develop skills, increase knowledge and partner with others community legal centres to better service our clients.
This week, TASC CEO Frances Klassessan OAM (middle), TASC Principal Solicitor David Manwaring (left hand) and Senior Solicitor Allana Janke (right hand) attended the Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference 2022 themed Champions, Allies & Advocates.
While there they took the opportunity to show their support for Community Legal Centres Australia #Handsupforjustice.
To know more about the services we provide to our community or to make a tax deductible donation, visit https://www.tascnational.org.au/get-involved/support-us/ and click SUPPORT US!”
Natalie Alexander is an experienced Social Justice Advocate within the Fraser Coast Region. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and is extremely passionate about helping others find the Justice they deserve.
In addition to her primary job functions, Natalie has been recognised for her dedication and commitment to policing, being awarded a National Police Medal for her 10-year service, in the New South Wales Police Force.
Natalie stated ’ that she has an extreme passion for helping families through Family Law matters and Domestic Violence Support’.
Outside of work Natalie enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family.
We are on the lookout for fun, friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help support TASC in its day to day operations.
As a not-for-profit community legal and social justice organisation, TASC offers free* legal services in the areas of family, domestic violence, and civil law (minor). You will gain a wide range of exposure and develop new skills as a member of the Legal Assessment, Intake & Referral team.
This is a perfect opportunity for students, professionals or volunteers looking to gain or broaden their exposure within the law Industry.
Living out west and looking for free legal advice? We’ve got you covered!
TASC is the leading community legal centre for Greater South West Queensland and continues to make its mark with services constantly expanding. We have been in the Roma community for six years and so far have helped thousands of people all through the west!
What can we help you with? We can assist with matters including:
For example, if you’re going through domestic and family violence, we can:
- Give you information on how to take out a domestic violence order.
- If you are going to a local court on a domestic and family violence matter, TASC can give you legal advice or help with your matter on your court date.
- Assist you if you are responding to a domestic violence order that someone has taken out against you or if you want to make a change to a current order.
TASC is funded by the State and Federal governments to provide free services, hence some eligibility criteria may apply.
Contact us to understand your eligibility and make sure you’re advised properly on 07 4616 9700.