Client stories

Resolving debt, improving health

Resolving debt, improving health

Penelope was a young woman experiencing mental illness and a severe brain injury as a result of chronic alcoho... More »

22 Aug 2018

Salute to Joe's recovery

Salute to Joe's recovery

We were very proud to support Joe through his recovery, helping him access the things that gave him strength – time with his kids, independen... More »

20 Jun 2018

Hope for Aboriginal family violence survivor

Hope for Aboriginal family violence survivor

Jemma, a 17 year old Aboriginal girl, has already endured a lifetime of violence. In 2015, her ex-partner viciously stabbed her and convinced the... More »

8 May 2018

Enforcing rights at work

Enforcing rights at work

Andrew was working in sales and complained to his boss about a lack of training and unreasonable workloads. He was then sacked. Andrew made a compl... More »

3 May 2018

A really good result

A really good result

Several years ago, Thomas started a business partnership with a friend for the breeding and sale of horses. The relationship between the parties de... More »

1 May 2018

Three years to end a doomed cycle

Three years to end a doomed cycle

According to her community worker, teenager Bobby was on the road to prison – a fate that meets many young people exiting the Child Protectio... More »

19 Apr 2018

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

Often, the Disbursement Fund helps to pay for little things that make a big difference.

When Ndaya was just 11, she was acquired as a s... More »

17 Apr 2018

Insurance hassles resolved

Insurance hassles resolved

Astur was being chased for over $60,000 in claims by two separate parties following a car accident. As a young refugee mother with no insurance, ne... More »

17 Apr 2018

Debt help for a veteran

Debt help for a veteran

A doctor at Wuchopperen Health Service in Cairns was concerned for an elderly Aboriginal patient, Archie, so she referred him to our on-site lawyer... More »

4 Mar 2018

Drowning in debt

Drowning in debt

Poverty and disadvantage can leave you in a state of despair, unable to pay basic living expenses. Financial pressures in turn make you vulnerable ... More »

16 Jan 2018

Safety from domestic violence

Safety from domestic violence

We worked closely with a Mater youth worker from to assist a young man, Jake, and his elderly grandmother Irene after they had been subject to rele... More »

18 Dec 2017

Making your own decisions

Making your own decisions

Having the autonomy to make your own decisions about your health and finances can be an important part of your identity.

When Josh first ca... More »

27 Nov 2017

Respecting cultural and family protocols

Respecting cultural and family protocols

A young, terminally-ill Torres Strait Islander woman at Douglas House wanted legal help to give her peace of mind by ensuring that cultural and fam... More »

28 Oct 2017

Townsville LawRight prevents injustice

Townsville LawRight prevents injustice

Beth is a survivor of 20 years of family violence, with a deep need for safe accommodation. She moved to Townsville for a fresh start and rented a ... More »

28 Oct 2017

Peace of mind for a mother

Peace of mind for a mother

Nina, a young mother of three young children, was terminally ill and was connected to LawRight’s Health Advocacy Legal Clinic by her social w... More »

18 Oct 2017

Michael gets it together

Michael gets it together

Michael had been unemployed for some time, his mental health had declined and he fell behind in everything, including his rent. He owed so much and... More »

23 Aug 2017

Protecting young employees

Protecting young employees

Younger workers can be particularly vulnerable to underpayment of wages.

David was a 17-year-old apprentice chef who was underpaid. He mana... More »

20 Aug 2017

Better response to mental illness

Better response to mental illness

Clare is 39 years old and has a part-time job.  She lives with her parents and hopes to attend university one day. Clare has significant and l... More »

21 Jun 2017

Anna's story, in the words of her mum, Susan

Anna's story, in the words of her mum, Susan

"Two years ago Anna said 'no more'. She did not want any more medical intervention as she had seven years of going in and out of hospital.
... More »

21 Mar 2017

 
 

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