We believe in a world free from torture

It is possible to stop torture. We join millions of people mobilised into direct action to stop torture. Are you with us?

Torture is to inflict on a person something that is hard to bear, causing unbearable pain or suffering, whether physical or mental. Unfortunately, torture can even happen in a family environment.

26 June is an opportunity to call on all stakeholders, civil society and individuals everywhere to unite in support of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have been victims of torture and those who are still tortured today.

If you live in Toowoomba, Ipswich or its immediate surroundings or know someone in those areas experiencing any form of torture, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700.

To learn more about TASC visit www.tascnational.org.au

FREE Evening Legal Advice Sessions

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

Make sure to book in for our next sessions to be held on: Monday, 4th July (Family 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

Healing’s the focus for 2022 Refugee Week

Over 800,000 refugees and displaced persons have settled in Australia since 1945. The success of refugee settlement on Queensland’s Darling Downs has been hailed as an example for councils around the country as refugees are helping building the cultural fabric of regional communities.

This year’s Refugee Week theme is ‘Healing’. It raises awareness of the issues affecting refugees and promotes harmony and togetherness. The importance of human connections has been underscored by the pandemic and such lessons can help us in so many ways.  Mainstream and refugee communities alike can draw upon shared hardship to heal wounds, to learn from each other and to move forward. Healing can occur through storytelling, through community and also through realisation of our intrinsic interconnectedness as individuals.

Are you ready to listen?

Aged care is more than just a bed in a home, it’s a place where an older person is safe and cared for, a new “home”.

However, an estimated of 50 sexual assaults take place in residential aged care in Australia every week.

TASC joins the #ReadyToListen campaign to build the skills and capacity of aged care service providers to better respond to – and prevent – sexual assault in aged care. Visit opan.org.au/ready-to-listen to access this campaign resources.

TASC is funded by the Queensland Government to deliver Legal and Support Services to seniors. This free service is available to anyone aged 60 years and over and First Nations people aged 50 and over.

If you live in Toowoomba, Ipswich or its immediate surroundings or know someone in those areas who are experiencing any form of abuse, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700.

To learn more about TASC or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.tascnational.org.au and click SUPPORT US!

EOFY is here

Are you on the brink of your tax bracket? A donation at the end of this financial year does good in the community and also reduces your taxable income. This is a generous method to help shift the rate in which your earnings are taxed each year.

More and more Aussies are relying on us for help. Please give before 30th of June to make a difference today. Your charitable donation ensures that no one is left in need.

Pride Month

Did you know that between 72,000 and 370,000 LGBTIQ+ people live in Queensland? They work, pay taxes, have families and are active members of our community. However, according to the Queensland Police, up to 62% of them have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV) and are less likely to seek support.

This Pride month is an opportunity for all of us to peacefully raise awareness of this and other issues facing the LGBTIQ+ community. There must be a visible, supported, and joyous event telling people of the LBTQI+ community that it is a beautiful, diverse, supported and welcoming community, one to be a proud member of, and one that deserves the rights and dignities of every human.

If you live in Toowoomba, Ipswich or the surroundings or know someone in those areas who are experiencing any form of abuse, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700.

To learn more about TASC or to make a tax deductible donation, visit www.tascnatioanl.org.au and click SUPPORT US!

Celebrating Mabo Day – 30 Years Later

On 3 June, we commemorate 30 years since the 1992 Mabo decision by the High Court of Australia. Eddie Koiki Mabo courageously fought for 10-year to gain recognition of traditional Indigenous land rights. Always was, always will be. Thanks Eddie!

If you are a First Nation person, living in Toowoomba, Ipswich or immediate surroundings or know someone in the areas who is experiencing any form of abuse, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700.

To learn more about TASC or to make a tax deductible donation, visit www.tascnational.org.au and click SUPPORT US!

Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better

TASC would like to give a huge shout out to all volunteers, especially to our amazing TASC volunteers. To all the lawyers who assist with out of hours clinics in the evening so we can assist people after hours and finally to all the students and community members who support clients, answer phones (or emails in these times!) and fill out forms. Your act of kindness is essential for the TASC team to continue changing people’s lives and to work for our vision of social justice for all, together.

If you have a strong desire to help other, 𝑻𝑨𝑺𝑪 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒘𝒆𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒋𝒐𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒗𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒎. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒘𝒚𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒓 𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒗𝒖𝒍𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔. 𝑺𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒖𝒔 𝒐𝒏 (07) 4616 9700 𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏@𝒕𝒂𝒔𝒄𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍.𝒐𝒓𝒈.𝒂𝒖 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒎 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒄𝒉.

Let’s show scammers who is boss! Law Week 2022

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 attends Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference 2022

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!”