Community Legal Centres

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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, [...]