A Celebration of 40 Years of Unlocking The Law

It was about 4pm and The Tivoli was looking spectacular, even with a couple of large stepladders on the dance floor and various black clad technicians shouting technical things to each other. 

By 6.15 The tables were set, the seating plan was in place, the lighting and sound was ready, Megan and Karen had sprinkled the illicit illuminations on the tables and a feeling of anticipation was in the air.

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Gallery of Domestic Violence Information

This is a series of memes we created to help raise awareness of Domestic and Family Violence laws in Queensland.
Feel free to  download and share any of these memes on your social media accounts.

Click on an image in the gallery below to see a larger version.

Don’t miss our Justice in Focus Forum, Domestic ViolenceUnheard Voices.
29th September at the QEII Courts of Law in Brisbane – Click here for more information.

Without Unnecessary Violence

PLEASE NOTE: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this document may contain images of deceased persons. 

At the 150th anniversary of the gazettal of Regulations imposing a duty on armed officers to “disperse” any “large assembly of blacks without unnecessary violence”, how does the present day reality of Aboriginal people in Queensland continue to be shaped by the history of their relations with the Queensland colonial police force?

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Calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia double in 12 months

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A new report on elder abuse, released for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, shows phone calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia have nearly doubled since the 2013/2014 financial year.

Figures from the National Elder Abuse Annual Report 2014/2015 show that information calls to elder abuse agencies have increased by 106 percent – from 3159 in 2013/2014 to 6515 in 2014/2015.

Caxton Legal Centre Director Scott McDougall said “Seniors from all walks of life are vulnerable to elder abuse.  The abuse is most often financial or psychological abuse and is usually at the hands of a family member.” Continue reading Calls to elder abuse helplines around Australia double in 12 months

Caxton Turns 40

This year Caxton Legal Centre celebrates 40 years of unlocking the law for Queenslanders.  Caxton Legal Centre is as an independent non-profit organisation providing free legal advice and representation to Queenslanders who face disadvantage in their access to the law.

Such an auspicious anniversary is an opportunity for us to celebrate our resilience in changing times, to reflect on past challenges and successes and to look forward to meeting the future needs of our clients. Continue reading Caxton Turns 40