Community workers

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]