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WSCLC hosts Indonesian delegation

In July WSCLC was able to host a delegation from Indonesia through our friends at the Law and Justice Foundation. The Indonesian delegation included government and non-government representatives who were learning about community legal centres in preparation for establishing a legal aid scheme. Indonesia is in the process of major reforms of its access to [...]

2017-08-25T06:24:57+00:0025th August, 2017|Tags: , , |

WSCLC at NAIDOC

This year Western Sydney Legal Centre held a stall at the local NAIDOC event hosted by City of Parramatta Council on Saturday 8th July. It was a wonderful opportunity for our organisation to connect with local community, network with the many other organisations attending, to promote the many services we provide and to celebrate Aboriginal [...]

WSCLC and Mt Druitt TAFE working together in support of local Koori kids

The WSCLC Children’s Court Assistance Scheme (CCAS) has been working with Mt Druitt TAFE and the NRL on a program to support local Koori kids. The program began when WSCLC was approached by Mt Druitt TAFE. A group of students at the TAFE, who are NRL players studying Certificate IV in Youth Work, were keen [...]

New Family Advocacy and Support Services launched

Wednesday 17th May saw the launch of the new Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS) program. The program was launched by Federal Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis QC at Parramatta Family Court. As well as the Attorney General, speakers included Brendan Thomas (Legal Aid NSW CEO), Kylie Beckhouse (Executive Director Legal Services, Family Law, [...]

New tenancy outreach service in Western Sydney

The Western Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) has begun a new outreach service in Penrith every Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (with a break for lunch from 1-2pm). Tenants are welcome to drop-in or make an appointment to get advice (please call 8833 0933 if you wish to make an appointment.) The outreach [...]

CLC funding to be reinstated by Federal Government

On Monday 24th April, Federal Attorney General George Brandis and Senator Michaelia Cash announced that the government will not be pursuing the proposed funding cuts of 30% to the community legal sector. WSCLC welcomes this announcement and thanks all those who worked hard to convince the government to reverse these cuts. This outcome would not [...]

Sometimes you need help to get on the right track

Raymond Morris is a public housing tenant who's very active in his community – he's mentored and supported hundreds of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He helps people in jail as well as in the broader community. Last year, Raymond put up a carport at his place to secure his car. However Housing [...]

WSCLC welcomes funding announcement by NSW Government

On the 12th April NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman visited Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) following his announcement of $6 million in additional funding for CLCs in NSW. The Attorney General met members of the WSCLC Management Committee and solicitors, as well as staff from our different services, including the Women's Domestic Violence Court [...]

2017-08-25T06:21:03+00:0021st April, 2017|Tags: , , |

30% funding cut looms for Community Legal Centres

On 1 July 2017, Commonwealth funding for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across Australia under the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-2020 (NPA) will reduce by $12.1 million. This is equivalent to a funding cut of approximately 30% of total Commonwealth funding for CLCs from its 2016-2017 level. This reduction will have a significant [...]

Macquarie Legal Centre Annual Report for 2015-2016

2015-2016 was a busy and challenging year for Macquarie Legal Centre. Perhaps the biggest change to the service came in May 2016, when the Management Committee decided to amalgamate with Hawkesbury Nepean CLC and Mt Druitt and Area CLC to form Western Sydney Community Legal Centre. Click here to read more in the Macquarie Legal [...]

2017-03-03T00:45:38+00:002nd February, 2017|Tags: , |