Community Legal Centres

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, [...]

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 [...]

WSCLC supports Make Renting Fair

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre was pleased to host a special event in support of the Make Renting Fair campaign this week. The star of the event was Kristy, a client of Western Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS), and a tenant who was recently unfairly evicted. Kristy bravely told her story to media [...]

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, [...]