Free legal help for people affected by Queensland bushfires

12-Dec-2018 4:58 PM

Residents in bushfire-affected areas across Queensland can access free legal information and advice relevant to their circumstances from Legal Aid Queensland.

“People affected by natural disasters often have a range of legal issues to deal with such as property or car damage, insurance, tenancy issues, debt, employment and access to electricity and other services damaged by the recent bushires,” Legal Aid Queensland chief executive officer Anthony Reilly said.
 
“People can contact Legal Aid Queensland on 1300 004 924 (for the cost of a local call from a landline in Australia) to get free legal information and advice, or to be referred to another organisation who can help with their problem.”
 
Bushfire victims can also access publications on the Legal Aid Queensland website, including a factsheet to help people with their insurance claims.
 
To access Legal Aid Queensland’s bushfire legal information and advice services call 1300 004 924 or visit www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Home/Natural-disaster-legal-help
 
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Miranda Greer or Amanda Catania Ph: (07) 3917 0407