Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) welcomes Queensland Parliament’s historic vote to decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The service which each year provides almost 25,000 services to Queensland women experiencing domestic and family violence is supportive of the recently passed bill that will see abortion in Queensland regulated as a health, rather than criminal matter. Research reports […]
Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) has congratulated the Queensland Government for introducing the non-consensual sharing of intimate images bill butfears the bill’s good intentions will be undermined by the state’s consent laws a parliamentary committee has heard. WLSQ which each year provides almost 25,000 services to women experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, has praised […]
Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) holds concerns the My Health Records system will make it easy for domestic violence perpetrators to locate victims in hiding the Senate Inquiry into My Health Records has heard. A loophole exists in the My Health Record system, which allows a parent who does not have primary custody to create […]
Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) says the meagre three week consultation on radical proposed changes to Australia’s family court system is woefully deficient. Last Thursday the Attorney-General introduced two bills into the House which are designed to amalgamate the Family and Federal Circuit Courts. The Government announced its plans to rush the Bills through Parliament […]
Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) says there still hasn’t been any consultation on the proposed abolition of the Family Court and this is a worrying indication the safety of family violence victims hasn’t been considered properly. WLSQ is pleading with the PM to step in and force proper consultation. “You can’t separate family law and […]
The Women’s Legal Service premises in Annerley is undergoing renovations from 31 July to December. There are workmen on the premises. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
A new Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) website officially launched today will ensure over 50,000 visitors each year find vital information when they need it most. The new site includes increased safety features such as a “quick exit” button, information on how to clear internet history, and a checklist of red flags associated with serious […]
Queensland has the most outdated consent laws in Australia. Other states are taking action. New South Wales legislation is being reviewed following Saxon Mullins’ brave Four Corners story. A recent ABC report has revealed the impact of Queensland’s laws and how they are failing rape survivors.
The Australian Government has today announced that Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) will receive funding to open a Caboolture high risk Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) and a Health Justice Partnership in the region. Following the model established by existing WLSQ DVUs in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, the new unit will operate with a […]