Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Caxton Legal Centre

2018 has been another huge year for Caxton Legal Centre - we've witnessed the introduction of a Human Rights Bill in Queensland, used drama to educate at the 2018 National Elder Abuse Conference and welcomed new faces to some of the key positions in our organisation. As the year ends Caxton staff and management committee wish … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Caxton Legal Centre

New Chief Executive Officer for Caxton Legal Centre

Caxton Legal Centre has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lyons. Peter brings extensive experience in community, government and the private sector to the role.  “I am excited to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer with Caxton Legal Centre at this transformative time in Queensland,” he said.  “Caxton has played a vital … Continue reading New Chief Executive Officer for Caxton Legal Centre

Submission to the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018 Inquiry

Caxton Legal Centre recently made a submission to the Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018. The submission reads: Caxton routinely provides advice and representation to complainants and respondents in matters that fall under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. In the 2017/18 financial year … Continue reading Submission to the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018 Inquiry

Caxton Legal Centre applauds Human Rights Bill

Caxton Legal Centre strongly supports the Human Rights Bill which was introduced into Queensland Parliament today. “We congratulate the Government on introducing this important reform. The Bill is modelled on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights but has significant improvements including a complaints process,” said Dan Rogers, Secretary of Caxton Legal Centre. “A Human Rights … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre applauds Human Rights Bill

Coronial Assistance Legal Service celebrates first twelve months of operation

Caxton Coronial service leaflets in a stand next to a potted plant

Caxton Legal Centre’s Coronial Assistance Legal Service has provided assistance to over 59 families since its commencement twelve months ago. The service has acted in two inquests so far this year with three more inquests set down for later in the year. Lawyers from the service have recently been invited to speak to officers in … Continue reading Coronial Assistance Legal Service celebrates first twelve months of operation

Volunteer celebrates 10 years with Caxton

This month our lovely volunteer Amy celebrates 10 years of volunteering at Caxton Legal Centre. Amy (centre), here with staff member Phylli and fellow volunteer Stephanie, is a family lawyer who has assisted countless people experiencing the stress of family law proceedings as a volunteer lawyer at Caxton’s evening advice sessions. There is an enormous … Continue reading Volunteer celebrates 10 years with Caxton

New name, new funding for park and village legal service

Caxton Legal Centre is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Queensland Government to continue to provide legal services for people in retirement villages and manufactured home parks until mid-2023.  The program will undergo a name change with the name Queensland Retirement Village and Parks Advice Service (QRVPAS) to replace the name Park and Village Information Link (PAVIL).  This new name has been chosen to better reflect nature … Continue reading New name, new funding for park and village legal service

Retirement villages in Australia: The case for Commonwealth intervention

Caxton Legal Centre lawyer Brittany Smeed has recently argued in favour of greater involvement of the federal government in the regulation of retirement villages in her paper 'Retirement villages in Australia: The case for Commonwealth intervention', published in Western Sydney University's Elder Law Review journal. The paper suggests that the retirement village industry has now … Continue reading Retirement villages in Australia: The case for Commonwealth intervention

Successful outcome in ancestral connections employment matter

Three Aboriginal cultural heritage officers who lost their jobs after failing to prove ancestral connection to the Barada Barna people because their ancestor, Kitchener Brown, was a member of the Stolen Generation, have been awarded compensation in a decision by the Fair Work Commission. The employer argued that the adverse action it took in dismissing … Continue reading Successful outcome in ancestral connections employment matter