LawRight Cairns is hosted by and embedded within Anglicare's Homelessness Hub.
Four years ago, our legal clinic at the Hub started assisting numerous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who had been improperly evicted into homelessness by a particular local accommodation provider and/or complained of tenant monies being mismanaged.
Our Cairns team secured a number of positive outcomes for individual clients, but through collaboration with the community sector, we were able to take a more systemic approach this year. Our lawyers provided the Residential Tenancies Authority with a dossier of evidence and analysis from our case work, and the property licensee was recently convicted of numerous tenancy offences. LawRight continues to engage with the community sector around a transition plan for affected tenants.