What’s New

WELCOME DR. SHARON BOYCE

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 […]

CALLING FOR ACTION

CALLING FOR ACTION – As a part of the global effort – ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign – TASC 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 […]

Justice Street Reach Helps To Prevent Homelessness

TASC Legal and Social Justice Services in Toowoomba has received funding to launch ‘Justice Street Reach’, a program that is aimed at preventing and addressing factors causing homelessness. Our team of social workers, advocates and solicitors are working together with key community groups to help provide FREE legal and social support to people who may […]

TASC Float Named Grand Champion!

Thank you to Grand Central Shopping Centre in Toowoomba for naming our TASC float the Grand Champion of the Itty Bitty Float Competition! Our staff rallied together to produce a beautiful float that was displayed during The Carnival of Flowers at Grand Central in September. The theme for the floral floats centred on hope for […]

The National Redress Scheme and how our advocates can help you

TASC Advocates can support and guide you to tell your story for submission to The National Redress Scheme (NRS), to help address those who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The NRS is funded by the Commonwealth Government and is facilitated by the Royal Commission of Australia. The National Redress Scheme website outlines who can […]

Volunteer Opportunities Webinar with USQ

TASC Legal and Social Justice Services is collaborating with the University of Southern Queensland’s School of Law and Justice to offer volunteering opportunities to students and alumni. Drawing on our long-standing relationship, TASC staff and Founding TASC Member, Mark Orchard, joined together with Associate Professor of Law Caroline Hart, to discuss what a community legal […]

TASC attends Senior’s Expo in Toowoomba

The TASC Team were excited to attend the Senior’s Expo this year in October, organised by the Garden City Toowoomba branch of National Seniors Australia. TASC’s Senior’s Legal and Support Service (SLASS), dynamic duo Kim Raine and Kym Allen commended the event, with over one hundred and five other display sites joining TASC at USQ’s […]

New Statistics Revealed: Elder Abuse

Thanks to The Chronicle for helping us highlight the important, yet devastating issue of elder abuse in our community. Over the last six months (as of 9/07/2021), TASC has unfortunately seen a significant increase of people accessing our services due to elder abuse – from 2020, we have seen an increase of 66%. CEO Frances […]

National Sorry Day

On National Sorry Day, we acknowledged and remembered the mistreatment of our First Nation’s Stolen Generations who were forcibly removed from their families and Country. TASC staff attended USQ’s National Sorry Day Ceremony, where they joined together with other attendees to commemorate, have a yarn and enjoy the activities on offer.    TASC’s Social Justice […]

Ipswich open day & volunteer program launch

In May, we opened our doors to the public for an Open Day in Ipswich celebrating our newly relocated office as well as to launch TASC’s Volunteer Program.  Attendees at the open day had a great time networking, socialising and getting to know what it would be like to volunteer in our Legal Services Team.  Frances […]