Do you need legal advice?
You should get legal advice if you think you’ve experienced discrimination, or if you have been subjected to sexual harassment or workplace bullying.
How to get legal advice
Legal Aid Queensland may give legal advice about discrimination and sexual harassment.
Their anti-discrimination unit provides specialist legal advice and help in this area to victims of discrimination and sexual harassment. It doesn’t give legal advice to people responding to complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment they have made.
Phone: 1300 65 11 88
The following organisations may also be able to give you legal advice:
Cairns Community Legal Centre—Disability Discrimination Legal Service gives free specialist legal advice and help about disability discrimination.
Basic Rights Queensland—Disability Discrimination Legal Advocacy Service gives free specialist legal advice and help about disability discrimination.
LGBTI Legal Service gives free legal advice and information to LGBTI clients, including legal advice in relation to discrimination.
LawRight Self Representation Service (QCAT) gives legal advice and helps people applying to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for matters including discrimination disputes. They may be able to help with drafting documents and correspondence about your legal matter with QCAT. They don’t provide legal representation.
LawRight Self Representation Service (Federal) gives legal advice and help to people involved in civil proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court for matters involving anti-discrimination. They maybe be able to help with drafting documents and correspondence relating to your legal matter. They don’t provide legal representation.
Queensland Law Society can refer you to a private lawyer for advice about employment and industrial law. They may be able to provide representation for your matter.
Legalpedia is an online database operated by LawRight. It contains fact sheets, information and links to advocacy groups on discrimination.
LGBTI Support groups who may be able to help:
AIS support group Australia (Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia)
ATSAQ: Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland Inc
Many Genders, One Voice
QuAC (Queensland Aids Council)
Seahorse Society Queensland Inc
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.
Phone: 1300 65 11 88