Women's Legal Service NSW http://www.wlsnsw.org.au Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:17:51 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 https://i1.wp.com/www.wlsnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/cropped-Untitled-2.png?fit=32%2C32 Women's Legal Service NSW http://www.wlsnsw.org.au 32 32 Women and Family Law http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/women-and-family-law/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=3309 This plain-English guide to family law covers a range of topics such as divorce, children, property settlements and AVOs. It is available online, as an eBook in multiple formats and in hard copy.

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International Women’s Day Fair 2017 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/iwd-fair-2017/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:15:12 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=5220 Come to Steel Park in Marrickville on Sunday 5 March to celebrate and help raise money to save our services!

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Domestic violence leave http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/domestic-violence-leave/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:19:55 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=5144 WLS NSW supports the We Won’t Wait campaign, which is asking that a universal right to paid domestic violence leave be included in legislation. One of our lawyers talks about the need for domestic violence leave in this short video of frontline workers reflecting on why paid domestic violence leave is so important in ensuring women and children experiencing […]

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16 Days of Activism Statement http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/16-days-activism-statement/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 02:32:04 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=5085 Women’s Legal Service NSW Aboriginal Women’s Consultation Network and Indigenous Women’s Legal Program have made a statement for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, 25th November 2016 – 11th December 2016.

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Vulnerable witness protection http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/vulnerable-witness-protection/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:01:34 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=5073 There is a strong need for legislative protection in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to prevent victims/survivors of family violence from being directly cross-examined by their alleged abusers as well as having to directly cross-examine their alleged abusers in family law proceedings.

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Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/top-ten-tips/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:33:32 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=5035 This resource helps women and families deal with the government services in charge of keeping children safe

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Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/dealing-facs-top-ten-tips/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:06:13 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=4996 This resource is designed to help women and families deal with the government services in charge of keeping children safe. The main department with this job is called Family and Community Services, or 'FaCS' for short. They used to be called DoCS (Department of Community Services) but their name changed in 2011.

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Sexual Assault: Your rights and the law http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/sexual-assault-rights-law/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:32:27 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=4989 This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including: What sexual assault means; Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault; Reporting to the police; and Legal process and your rights.

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Lodge Victims Reassessment Claim Now! http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/reassessment-victims-comp/ Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:10:09 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=4629 Victims who lodged a compensation claim under the old scheme must apply by 31 August 2016 for reassessment of their claim.

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Women and Family Law Basics – 31 August http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/women-family-law-seminar-310816/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:20:17 +0000 http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/?p=4472 The next seminar on "Women and Family Law – Basics" will take place in Parramatta on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

This seminar will focus on legal issues associated with family law, including divorce, children, property and the intersection between family law and domestic violence law.

Registrations are due by close of business Friday 26 August 2016.

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