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Petition on NSW forced adoptions- please consider signing

Please consider signing an open letter, created collaboratively by CLCs NSW, regarding proposed reforms to the care and protection system in NSW. The legislative changes would have a specific impact on Aboriginal communities. You can read and sign the petition here. Head image sourced from CLCs NSW petition.     

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‘No one left behind’: Staff promote community legal centres at Parramatta Pride

October 28 marked Parramatta Pride, and WSCLC Limited celebrated in style. Parramatta Pride is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about, and connect, LGBTQI+ people in Western Sydney. This year’s theme was ‘no one left behind’. Held on the Parramatta river foreshore, the event was a fantastic opportunity to meet other LGBTQI+ groups [...]

Engaging Aboriginal communities (PLUS new campaign)

Shannon, our Aboriginal Legal Access worker at WSCLC Limited, has been busy performing important community engagement work with Aboriginal communities in Western Sydney. See below for locations Shannon is currently visiting, and read to the end to learn about a new campaign for Indigenous Australians being rolled out by ASIC. Aboriginal community outreach In the [...]

WSCLC visits Nepean Disability Expo

WSCLC solicitor Corinne Kew and Amanda Brickwood of Disability Advocacy NSW The Nepean Disability Expo provided a crucial chance for people with disabilities to learn about services and products to assist them with their everyday living.   WSCLC solicitors Teresa Rubio and Corinne Kew ran a stall at the expo on 14 September in [...]

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 [...]