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.
Like many ex-servicemen, Archie had PTSD, had spent time in prison and was struggling to manage household affairs. Debts had started building up.
With advocacy from our lawyers in Cairns, the bank agreed to waive $16,000 of his accumulated debts and arranged a payment plan for his wife’s debt as well.
This was an enormous relief for both client and as a result, now they can plan their later years with dignity and certainty.