Help – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

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

General Phone Line: 1300 651 188
Website: http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Home
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 http://www.atsils.org.au/contact/

The MoneySmart 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

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 Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders is available at www.qld.gov.au/law/your-rights

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access information about scams and cons by Clicking Here

Aboriginal and Indigenious 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
Wik Mungkan
Kala Lagaw Ya
Kala Kawaw La
Meriam Mir
Dyirbal

The Indigenous interpreters are experienced linguists with NAATI accreditation (transitioning into certification) and acting as mentors for new budding interpreters. We are constantly looking for talented QLD Indigenous language speakers interested in becoming interpreters.

Phone: 1800 462 742 or (07) 3367 8722

Website: www.2m.com.au

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 thier legal issues.

To view the guide click here

To order the booklet online click here

Phone: 1300 65 11 88

Website: www.legalaid.qld.gov.au