Gold Coasters will have better access to legal services with the Palaszczuk Government’s allocation of an additional $4.796 million in funding for Queensland Community Legal Centres.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the Gold Coast Community Legal Centre and Advice Bureau Inc would receive $297,864 extra funding over 2017-2020.
“This funding will go towards supporting legal services that assist with family law and family violence, which are two areas of law where demand for service is rapidly growing, especially in the community legal sector,” Mrs D’Ath said.
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“This means that the Gold Coast Community Legal Centre and Advice Bureau Inc now has the certainty they need to plan for future service delivery and support.”
Mrs D’Ath also reveled that a further funding of $790,000 over 2017-20 had been allocated for the Women’s Legal Service helpline.
“The Women’s Legal Service is an important part of Queensland’s response to domestic and family violence,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“Our Government provided the initial funding for the Women’s Legal Service to trial the hotline, and we are pleased to provide this additional funding to meet demand.”