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Domestic Violence and the Law Basics – 22 June 2016

Domestic Violence and the Law Basics – 22 June 2016

After the success of our first ‘Domestic Violence and the Law – Basics’ seminar in March, Women’s Legal Service NSW is now holding this seminar again in Parramatta on 22 June 2016.

Registrations are due by close of business Friday 17 June 2016.

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Women and Family Law Basics – 18 May 2016

Women and Family Law Basics – 18 May 2016

The next seminar in the WLS NSW seminar series is on Women and Family Law – Basics. This will take place at Colin Biggers & Paisley in the Sydney CBD on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Registrations are due by close of business Wednesday 11 May 2016.

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New name and logo for Women’s Legal Service NSW

New name and logo for Women’s Legal Service NSW

Women’s Legal Services NSW is launching a new name and logo!

From 10 March 2016 we will be called Women’s Legal Service NSW, for those who can’t see the difference, we are now just one ‘Service’.

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Evening Telephone Advice Service

Evening Telephone Advice Service

WLS NSW introduces an additional way to get free, confidential legal advice.

From 15 March we will be offering telephone appointments on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm.

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Introducing our new seminar series!

Introducing our new seminar series!

Women’s Legal Service NSW is pleased to announce our new series of 1-day seminars on Women and the Law.

One day interactive seminars on legal issues that affect women, particularly women who are disadvantaged by their cultural, social and economic circumstances and are seeking equitable access to legal services.

The first seminar topic is Domestic Violence and the Law – Basics

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International Women’s Day Fair 2016

International Women’s Day Fair 2016

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year the Foundation is holding a Fair on Sunday 6 March from 10am to 1pm at Steel Park, Illawarra Rd, Marrickville.

This will be a fun day out for all the family with live entertainment, refreshments, children’s activities and traditional summer fete games.

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Tenancy Laws Review and DV

Tenancy Laws Review and DV

Tenancy laws are failing to adequately protect victims of domestic violence in NSW.

WLS NSW is recommending that new provisions are made and existing protections for victims of domestic violence are strengthened.

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Royal Commission public hearing on the Bethcar Children’s Home

Royal Commission public hearing on the Bethcar Children’s Home

Women’s Legal Service NSW represented 13 Indigenous women who suffered sexual abuse while in care at the Bethcar Children’s Home. The case was the subject of a public hearing by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Health-Justice Partnerships

Health-Justice Partnerships

Recently we were pleased to partner with the AMA in launching a suite of domestic violence awareness initiatives, including engaging with hospital social workers and accident and emergency staff, the Royal Australian College of GPs, reproductive health professionals and midwives.

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Domestic Violence Legal Training Day

Domestic Violence Legal Training Day

On 23 July 2015 Women’s Legal Service NSW and Community Legal Centres NSW, with the pro bono assistance of Herbert Smith Freehills at their Sydney Office, presented a training day for lawyers working with victims of domestic violence.
Several of the speakers have provided their papers and presentations.

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