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Bright Spark Awards 2017

Bright Spark Awards 2017

Nominations are now open for the Bright Sparks Awards, which will be presented on Thursday 15 June.

These awards acknowledge and show our appreciation for amazing, inspiring, passionate or dedicated women who have worked hard for the benefit of other women.

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International Women’s Day Fair 2017

International Women’s Day Fair 2017

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

Domestic violence leave

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

16 Days of Activism Statement

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

Vulnerable witness protection

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

Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips

This resource helps women and families deal with the government services in charge of keeping children safe

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Lodge Victims Reassessment Claim Now!

Lodge Victims Reassessment Claim Now!

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

Women and Family Law Basics – 31 August

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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Sense and Sensitivity

Sense and Sensitivity

Join us for Morning Tea with Rosie Batty to launch our report on Family Law, Family Violence and Confidentiality

This event will be hosted by Colin Biggers and Paisley at their Sydney CBD office on Friday 19 August, 9.30 – 11am. This event is free to attend but numbers are limited so registration is essential.

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Tenancy Laws Review and DV

Tenancy Laws Review and DV

Tenancy laws to provide stronger protection for victims of domestic violence

Women’s Legal Service NSW welcomes the release of the NSW Fair Trading review of the Residential Tenancies Act report, which recognises the need for stronger protections for victims of domestic violence.

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