Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) will host an ID Muster in the Torres Straits and Northern Peninsula Area next month.
QIFVLS is joining with bodies including Community Justice Groups, police and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, to help residents obtain identity documents such as driver and boating licences; and birth, death and marriage certificates; as well as deal with fines.
QIFVLS Case Management Officer Andrew Adidi said the service recognised how difficult it was for residents in remote areas to obtain a driver’s licence.
“Those long distances and travel costs can really make life challenging,” Andrew said.
“Sometimes, small problems, like not having a driver’s licence can lead to bigger issues with the law.”
He said by making such bureaucratic tasks easier, and bringing services to residents, QIFVLS hoped to make a positive change and reduce residents’ involvement with the law.
The ID Muster will be run at Saibai on November 6-7, Thursday Island on November 7-8, and Bamaga on November 9-10.
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