Legal Aid Queensland can provide legal advice about discrimination and sexual harassment. Their anti-discrimination unit provides specialist help to victims of discrimination. It doesn’t give legal advice if you have been accused of discrimination or sexual assault.
Indigenous Information Line: 1300 650 143 or General Phone Line: 1300 651 188
Office Locations: http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/About-us/Contact-us/Office-locations
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) is a community-based organisation that provides culturally competent legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland. They can assist with issues about criminal, civil or family law. To find your local ATSILS office, you can visit the website.
Phone: (07) 3025 388 or Toll free: 1800 012 255 (24 hours a day)
MoneySmart – This website has information for aboriginal people about ‘book up’, help with money, door-to-door sales, mobile phones and other topics. It also has an indigenous Outreach Team which provides support. Contact the Indigenous Help Line on 1300 365 957 www.moneysmart.gov.au
If you need an Interpreter, phone MoneySmart through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). Call 13 14 50.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, call through the National Relay Service. Visit relayservice.gov.au or call the Helpdesk on 1800 555 660 (TTY 1800 555 630)
Office of Fair Trading – Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander support is also offered by the Office of Fair Trading to help resolve disputes. Aboriginal people experiencing problems as a result of signing contracts can lodge complaints online at www.qld.gov.au/law/fairtrading or phone 13 74 68. The brochure Be Smart, Buy Smart, Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is available at www.qld.gov.au/law/your-rights
Aboriginal and Indigenous Language Interpreting Service – Indigenous Language Interpreting Services are offered by 2M Language Services. They currently provide Indigenous languages interpreting services in the following QLD Indigenous languages:
- Yumplatok – Torres Strait Island Creole
Kala Lagaw Ya
Kala Kawaw Ya
The Indigenous interpreters are experienced linguists with NAATI accreditation (transitioning into certification) and acting as mentors for new budding interpreters.
Phone: 1800 462 742 or (07) 3367 8722
More Information: https://www.2m.com.au/2m-indigenous-interpreting-queensland/
Easy English Booklet – Getting Legal Help
Legal Aid Queensland have an Easy English booklet to help people understand how to, step by step, get help for their legal issues.
Phone: 1300 65 11 88