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The National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services sets out the following Commonwealth legal aid priorities.
a. assistance to war veterans under the War Veterans Legal Grants of Legal Aid Scheme
b. matters relating to social security and other Commonwealth benefits
c. migration matters where assistance is not available from services funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
d. Commonwealth employment, equal opportunity and discrimination cases
e. Commonwealth consumer law matters
f. matters arising under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 g. proceedings under section 19 or 21 of the Extradition Act 1988.
The agreement between the State of Queensland and Legal Aid Queensland sets out Queensland’s legal aid priorities for state law matters. The priority areas of law are set out below.
Matters where Queensland has prescribed in legislation that legal assistance will be provided by Legal Aid Queensland
A legal matter that is not a State legal aid priority as set out above is taken to be a state legal aid priority if: