Former High Court Judge Michael Kirby will officially launch Australia’s first stand-alone community legal centre for GLBTI people in Brisbane tomorrow, December 1.
“It is significant that the service will be launched on International World AIDS Day which takes as its theme this year Universal Access and Human Rights,” said LGBTI Legal Service President Merran Lawler.
The service, which will offer individual legal advice and support and also focus on continuing campaigns to improve access to justice for LGBTI people, is entirely unfunded and staffed by volunteers.
“We are fortunate to have a significant number of Brisbane solicitors and community workers who generously donate their time to provide free legal services to LGBTI clients,” said LGBTI Legal Service Coordinator Julie Howes.
The service operates from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings from the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities office at 30 Helen Street, Teneriffe.