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a. is for assistance for a Commonwealth or a state law matter
b. is within a Commonwealth legal aid priority or a state legal aid priority
c. meets any guidelines set out in this Policy Manual that are relevant to the application
d. meets the means test (unless otherwise specified)
e. meets the merits test (unless otherwise specified), and
f. meets the requirements of paragraph 3 below including the availability of funds.
Note: The merits tests apply to all matters unless this Policy Manual indicates otherwise.
In considering whether to make a grant of legal assistance, Legal Aid Queensland may take into account whether funding is available from another Commonwealth scheme such as the Commonwealth Public Interest and Test Cases Scheme.
Note: Test case applications are submitted to the Grants director and determined by the CEO.