LGBTI legal service for Brisbane one step closer

LGBTI legal service for Brisbane one step closer

I posted just over a month ago that there was to be an LGBTI community legal service in Brisbane. There are now a number of solicitors who are keen to be volunteers.

Anyone else? If you are an LGBTI lawyer, or LGBTI friendly, give me a call, and I’ll fill you in with what’s involved. The service is looking at a whole range of lawyers, not just family lawyers like me. Either email me or phone me: 07 3221 9544.

This service is completely unfunded, although the Queensland Association of Healthy Communities is helping out, not only hosting the service when it gets up and running, and in kind help, but now some money for someone to help get it started.

QAHC has advertised for someone to get it started. Here is the ad:

LGBT Legal Information Project CoordinatorPart-time for 6 months (19hrs/week – negotiable) – based in Brisbane Base Salary = $50,246 (pro-rata) Salary Package = $58,000 (pro-rata)+ 9% employer superannuation contribution You will:

 Consult with the LGBT community, legal practitioners and others to identify key legal issues for LGBT people

 Research, write and focus test content for a LGBT Legal Information website (see for an example)

 Commission the design and layout of the website, using a content management system

 Promote the website to LGBT people, legal practitioners and others with an interest.Info…QAHC adheres to EEO principles and all applications will be assessed on merit.

QAHC values the contribution of people with HIV/AIDS in the workplace and encourages people with HIV/AIDS to apply. Reasonable travel expenses to interview will be reimbursed and relocation allowance paid for people moving town/interstate/. For a copy of the application package phone (07) 3017 1777, email or visit

If you have any questions contact Paul Martin, General Manager on (07) 3017 1791 or 0407 376 540. Applications close 4pm Monday 19th October 2009.

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