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Preferred supplier newsletter—August 2021

This month:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
  • Commencement of the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
  • Child Safety court liaison officers
  • Recording and transcription project
  • Your Story Disability Legal Support
  • Continuing professional development
  • Feedback

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

The latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for preferred suppliers can be viewed here.

Commencement of the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia has released information outlining changes to court operations that will occur on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) from 1 September 2021.

A new website - fcfcoa.gov.au - will also be launched on 1 September 2021 which has been designed to provide users with simplified access to, and navigation of, court information. Instead of having two separate websites, the single website will make it easier for the profession, litigants and the public to source specific information about family law, migration and general federal law.

Child Safety court liaison officers

Court liaison officers (CLOs) are now available to provide information and assistance to the Childrens Court and youth justice stakeholders. The CLOs are employed by Child Safety to assist the Childrens Court in situations where a young person is involved with Child Safety and has to appear for a criminal offence. The aim of the program is to provide consistent and up to date information and lines of communication between the court and Child Safety and to assist other youth justice stakeholders with a young person in their care or whose family has dealings with Child Safety. More information is available here.

Recording and transcription project

The August edition of the DJAG “Keeping you informed” newsletter contains information on the progress of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s recording and transcription project.

Your Story Disability Legal Support

Your Story Disability Legal Support is a free national service which empowers people with disability to safely share their story with the Disability Royal Commission and connect with local support services. The service’s latest newsletter can be viewed here.

Continuing professional development

Recorded CPD seminars are available from Grants Online under the Information resources tab.

Feedback

We welcome feedback and comments from clients, the community and our suppliers. As preferred suppliers you play an important role in helping us to provide quality legal services to disadvantaged Queenslanders. If you would like to provide comments or suggestions to us about our services, policies, processes or staff members, you can complete a contact form or email us at complaints@legalaid.qld.gov.au at any time.

Your feedback is important to us. We ensure a senior staff member investigates all issues thoroughly and we analyse all feedback every quarter to see what processes and services can be improved.

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