Communique November 2019
Significant matters discussed at the meeting on 20 November 2019
QLAF’s last meeting was hosted by Legal Aid Queensland in Brisbane.
David Spriggs gave a presentation about InfoXchange, a not for profit social enterprise which connects people experiencing disadvantage to non-profit organisations providing community support services. It operates the online community service directory website “oneplace” and the e-mobile phone platform “Ask Izzy”. QLAF considered opportunities for collaboration with InfoXchange and will consider a project through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Planning Working Group to explore how clients of QLAF members could benefit practically from members participating in a referral service.
QLAF reflected on the Wuchopperen Health Justice Partnership and Law Yarn Project and learnings from that project which should be addressed when considering future QLAF project funding proposals. That would include additional consideration of how different agencies or organisations could collaborate on project delivery.There was also detailed discussion of how QLAF could assist in relation to issues raised by RLAFs. That will be continued at the next QLAF meeting.
Interested parties are encouraged to get in touch with QLAF members if they wish to discuss any of these matters further.
1 Those sub-groups are the ATSI Service Planning Working Group, the Mental Health Service Planning Working Group, the Best Practices and Evidence Base Working Group, the Children and Families Legal Assistance Forum, the Community Legal Education Legal Assistance Forum and 12 Regional Legal Assistance Forums across the state.