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Section 24 of the Act requires entities with actions in the Action Plan to report publicly on an annual basis. The report below fulfils this requirement for 2020-21 for Legal Aid Queensland.
All sub-actions, where relevant, for Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ) have been listed in this template for ease of reporting.
Advancing Queensland's Priorities (AQP)
Progress status for 2020-21
Yet to commence
Achievements and outcomes for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Develop and promote specific resources to improve access for customers from culturally diverse backgrounds.
(Supports the Queensland Government Multicultural Policy and Action Plan)
Be a responsive government
LAQ and DJAG
Publish relevant resources including factsheets and guides in languages other than English.
LAQ’s website content, containing publications and legal information, is available in about 100 languages through a translation tool, ‘Browsealoud’.
LAQ distributes translated legal information to people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Provide access to legal information via the agency’s website, which can be translated into 100 different languages and has the option for audio translation.
Provide free interpreter services to clients for the provision of legal information and advice services.
LAQ provides interpreter services for clients in accordance with the Queensland Government’s ‘Language Services Policy’.
Participate in community events and provide community legal education (CLE) when requested.
LAQ delivers CLE sessions on common legal topics to people from migrant and refugee communities in a TAFE and settlement support setting.
Increase cultural understanding and capability of staff by providing access to events, training and development opportunities.
Promote opportunities for staff to build cultural capability when working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds through implementation of the agency’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
LAQ provides access to cultural competency and cultural awareness training to all LAQ employees.
Commit to increasing all forms of diversity on Queensland Government boards.
LAQ does not appoint its own Board members however the current Board includes a Board member that identifies as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (20%) and also has 40% women.
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Advancing Queensland Priorities (AQP)
Promote the Multicultural Queensland Charter to government agency staff and consider its principles when developing policies or providing services.
Be a responsive Government
Raise awareness of the Multicultural Queensland Charter by continually updating the agency’s website to include action plan items from the Queensland Multicultural Action Plan 2019–20 to 2021–22 and providing information on the agency’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
LAQ publishes its Multicultural Action Plan on its website and also externally publishes its First Nations Strategic Plan. LAQ also publishes its approach to diversity and inclusion in the new employee guide on the ‘Work for us’ web page.
Consider the Multicultural Queensland Charter when planning and developing service delivery models and policies.
LAQ has published the Charter on its intranet for all employees to access and LAQ is committed to considering the Charter as part of policy planning and developing service delivery models and policies.
Embed Multicultural Queensland Charter principles in the agency’s human resources policy and procedures as they are reviewed.
LAQ is committed to ensuring the Charter is a part of human resource policy and procedure reviews.
Sign up and participate in the Australian Human Rights Commission Racism. It stops with me campaign.
LAQ has committed to the Australian Human Rights Commission Racism. It stops with me campaign and has commenced this campaign in 2020-21 with it continuing into 2021-22.
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Yet to commence
Provide pathways to employment in the Queensland Public Sector for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum, such as through work experience, internships or targeted recruitment.
Create jobs in a strong economy
Keep Queenslanders healthy
Multiple agencies, including LAQ
LAQ has commenced a work experience program for migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum in partnership with Multicultural Australia.
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Last updated 7 October 2022
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