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Loving father seeks help for a difficult decision

Loving parents may extend the offer of a place to live to their adult children when things go awry. This can work out badly when the adult child is dealing with challenges such as relationship breakdown, addiction or unemployment. Often older people seek the help of SLASS when the home they have provided to their adult child … Continue reading Loving father seeks help for a difficult decision

Three years with SLASS helps Amos achieve safety and independence

One man pushing another man in a wheelchair

Isolation is a key strategy of abusers and it can put their victims in an incredibly difficult place. No friends or family, lack of access to money, limited ability to communicate with others – these are all common experiences of people who have been isolated in elder abuse scenarios. The logistical limitations can make it difficult … Continue reading Three years with SLASS helps Amos achieve safety and independence

Are you the administrator/manager of a social media page or group?

On 8 September 2021 the High Court of Australia confirmed that Australian publishers of Facebook pages are responsible not only for the content they post but ALSO for any defamatory content other people post as comments on their page. This means that if people commenting on your posts say things that are defamatory (damage someone’s … Continue reading Are you the administrator/manager of a social media page or group?

Submission to the Inquiry into Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes

Caxton Legal Centre recently made submissions to the Queensland Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes in Queensland.  Below is the oral submission provided by Bridget Burton, Director, Human Rights and Civil Law Practice.  Good afternoon. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we are meeting on today, the Yuggera and Turrbul people. Separately, I pay respects … Continue reading Submission to the Inquiry into Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes

Ivan approaches the future with confidence

Ivan, a migrant to Australia, lived in the home he owned with his son, and his daughter lived in a granny flat on the same property.  Ivan’s wife had recently passed away and he was still grieving over her loss. He wanted to move into a nursing home but with limited English language skills and being hard-of-hearing it was difficult for him … Continue reading Ivan approaches the future with confidence

OPALS Partnership Update March – May 2021

Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service (OPALS) is a health and justice partnership between Metro South Health and Caxton Legal Centre Inc., bringing together lawyers, social workers and health professionals to achieve proactive early intervention for older patients who are at risk of or experiencing elder abuse. Read the OPALS Partnership Update for March - … Continue reading OPALS Partnership Update March – May 2021

Covid-19 and family law issues during lockdown

Caxton Legal Centre has published a factsheet covering family law issues during the Queensland LGA lockdown, which was announced on Saturday 31 July, 2021. Click here to read the COVID-19 and family law issues during lockdown factsheet. Caxton Legal Centre can provide free legal advice by telephone in the area of family law and domestic … Continue reading Covid-19 and family law issues during lockdown