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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 [...]

Position vacant: Senior Advocate – WESTS (part time)

The Senior Advocate supports the Coordinator who is the team leader of staff and directs the work of Western Sydney Community Legal Centre’s Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Program (TAAP) known as Western Sydney Tenants’ Service (WESTS). The service provides information, support and advocacy for tenants in the WESTS region, including representation in relevant Tribunals when [...]

2017-08-03T01:53:02+00:00 3rd August, 2017|

Volunteer opportunity: PLT Program

WSCLC Parramatta Office has developed a structured Practical Legal Training (PLT) program for students who undertake a range of legal and some administrative support roles at the Centre. This is a great opportunity for students to experience legal practice and consider professional responsibilities in a community setting that seeks to assist clients facing barriers to [...]

2017-08-04T00:21:09+00:00 3rd August, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-06-22T05:24:58+00:00 22nd June, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-04-21T01:38:46+00:00 21st 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 [...]