Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander funding
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) administers Queensland and Australian Government funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd (ATSILS).
ATSILS is a community-based organisation that provides culturally competent legal assistance services to disadvantaged and vulnerable First Nations peoples from over 20 locations across Queensland.
ATSILS provides the following services:
- legal advice
- legal tasks
- duty lawyers
- community legal education resources and activities
- law reform.
The services are delivered across family, civil and criminal areas of law.
Through DJAG, ATSILS has been allocated $142.7 million of government funding over 2020–25. This is comprised of $12.3 million of Queensland Government funding and $130.4 million of Australian Government funding.