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Meet our new staff at WSCLC!

Home Building solicitor James James and Feras are two fabulous new staff at WSCLC! Read on to learn more about them. James Minshall- Home Building solicitor  Tell me about yourself I was born in San Diego, California. I moved here 13 years ago. I was on a scholarship to play basketball during my [...]

“LGBTQI people live everywhere”: Peter Longfield explores the importance of Wear it Purple Day

Solicitor Peter Longfield On 31 August, staff from WSCLC donned purple in pride to celebrate Wear it Purple Day. As an annual event that commenced in 2010, Wear it Purple Day aims to support, empower and celebrate rainbow young people. WSCLC solicitor Peter Longfield spoke passionately about the importance of celebrating the day. [...]

‘Ending homelessness together’: Tenancy team reaches out to the community for Homelessness Week

Tenant Advocates Fern and Ivana Did you know that homelessness has increased by 13.7% in the past 4 years in Australia? (Everybody’s Home, 2018). Furthermore, a Mission Australia survey found that one-in-six 15 to 19-year-olds experienced homelessness in 2017 (Mission Australia, 2018). In order to raise awareness about homelessness, the WSCLC tenancy team [...]

WSCLC solicitor inspires law students

Our talented family law solicitor, Samiha, has spoken for a YouTube video that will be used as part of the course materials for a unit at Western Sydney University (WSU). Samiha’s input will contribute to the topic ‘Thinking about Justice and Equality’ in the first year law subject, ‘Legal Analysis and Critique’. Samiha said, ‘I [...]

NAIDOC Week activities

‘I’ve always liked NAIDOC week- it brings people together to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and ways of life. The fabulous thing about NAIDOC Week is it continues to grow each year!’ - Theresa, Acting Aboriginal Specialist Worker and Court Advocacy Support Worker, of WSCLC's domestic violence service. WSCLC held three events this [...]

IDAHOBIT celebrations- with photos

WSCLC celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) in style last week. In Parramatta, WSCLC partnered with Twenty10, Western Sydney Recovery College and ACON to hold information stalls in Centenary Square, Parramatta. We handed out material about our service, and engaged a large number of community members. Parramatta Council raised the rainbow flag in the square [...]

WSCLC marks IDAHOBIT!

On May 17, WSCLC will be celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). May 17 marks the day in 1990 when being gay was removed from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Since the day’s establishment in 2004, it has expanded to not simply promote the rights of gay [...]