Hands Up For National Evidence of Legal Rights

With the ongoing spread of the Covid pandemic and recent floodings in the Greater Southern Queensland regions, Community Legal Centres are forced to turn away 80 people a week per electorate who need help due to the lack of funding.

At TASC we understand the effect this can have on a person and within the community itself. That is why we support the need to (1) increase funding for regular sector surveys to make better decision making and service delivery and (2) to see an additional investment of 1.5 million dollars every four years to increase the sector’s capacity to quickly respond to the changing legal needs of our community.

Hands Up For Financial Rights

Everyday, Community Legal Centres (CLC) like TASC Legal and Social Justice Services work with local communities to support people who experience financial disadvantage to access justice regardless of their earnings. It is easy to find ourselves in this situation through no fault of your own and that is why at TASC we understand the reality of poverty and put our hands up to help advocate for your rights!

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Free Evening Legal Advice Sessions (Family Law) Monday, 9 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, 9 May (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. 


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.


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.

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