Access to Justice

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 [...]

WESTS celebrates 10 years

The Western Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary at Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC). They were pleased to be joined by Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta and Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney and Multiculturalism. The celebration included speeches by Dr Robert Mowbray (former WESTS Tenant Advocate [...]

WSCLC supports #StandByMe and Disability Advocacy

The Commonwealth Government recently announced that funding for national disability advocacy will end in June 2020. NSW state funding for advocacy, information and peak representation is also slated to cease in June 2018. This threatens a number of services which provide advocacy, information and support to people with disability. The VIC government has committed to fully [...]

2018-02-26T02:16:53+00:00 21st February, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Building relationships in multicultural Western Sydney

Leticia Marquez (right) and Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, at the African Women’s Group End of Year Celebration. Leticia Marquez is the Multicultural Specialist Court Advocacy Worker at WSCLC. This role is part of the Parramatta Womens’ Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS). WDVCAS provides information, support and referrals for women dealing with domestic violence legal [...]

WSCLC meets with delegation from China University of Political Science and Law

On 24 January 2018, 27 students and lecturers from the China University of Political Science and Law attended the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC). WSCLC solicitors spoke with the delegation about WSCLC, our projects and our impact on the wider community. We shared a number of case studies with the delegation and talked more broadly [...]

WSCLC Annual Report 2016-2017

The WSCLC Annual Report for 2016-2017 is now available – our first Annual Report since our formation as an organisation. WSCLC was formed in July 2016 with the amalgamation of Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre, Macquarie Legal Centre, and Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre. This Annual Report looks at where WSCLC comes from, [...]

Working together for justice for WSU students and the wider community

For over eight years Western Sydney University (WSU) and Western Sydney Community Legal Centre have been working together to provide legal services to students and disadvantaged people in the Western Sydney Community. Zaky Orya (Student Legal Services Solicitor) and Susannah Coles (Parramatta Community Justice Clinic Solicitor) Currently two programs are provided through this [...]

Community legal centres support marriage equality

Statement published by NACLC, 25 August 2017. The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), the peak body for Community Legal Centres across Australia, today reiterated its support for marriage equality. NACLC and Community Legal Centres support fairness, equality and equal treatment under the law. We recognise and celebrate the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, [...]

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+00:00 25th August, 2017|Tags: , , |