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Basic Rights Queensland (BRQ) is a state-wide specialist community legal centre, providing free advice, advocacy and legal services to people having problems with social security (Centrelink) or disability discrimination.
BRQ operates a Telephone Advice Service by appointment.
For Centrelink problems
BRQ provides information and advice to people from anywhere in Queensland.
Social Security & Centrelink factsheets, links, resources
For Disability Discrimination problems
BRQ provides information and advice to people from anywhere in Queensland south of Mackay.
Disability Discrimination factsheets
Limited casework capacity
Casework has to be limited to those clients who are very vulnerable and unable to advocate for themselves.
Whether or not BRQ can represent a client is also determined by whether their case has merit and the limitations of BRQ's capacity.
The service cannot assist with criminal matters, child support matters or filling out forms.