Legal funding cuts
VULNERABLE young Queenslanders transitioning from state care are among 350 Queenslanders set to be harmed by Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cruel funding cuts to a vital legal service.
Labor has cut the vital LegalPod service and several other key services delivered by LawRight, leaving hundreds with no legal support.
This is a kick in the guts to some of our state’s most needy Queenslanders, including children.
We know for a fact that hundreds of kids in child safety care are pushed out of the system with no transition plan.
This cruel blow by a heartless Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Attorney-General is the latest in a long list of vital legal services to miss out.
The LegalPod was an independent, free legal service for young people trying to make the challenging leap from state care to an independent life.
Sadly, LawRight will no longer be able to run this free service and the consequences of a young person falling through the cracks will fall squarely at the feet of the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
We know young people transitioning from care are at risk of homelessness, poverty and mental health issues if they don’t receive proper support.
Labor should hang its head in shame at the cuts to this frontline service helping some of our most vulnerable Queenslanders. — Ros Bates, LNP Shadow Minister for Child Safety