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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 [...]

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 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 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 [...]

New logo, new website!

Our new website has up-to-date information about our various programs and offices. The site will continue to grow along with WSCLC. Check back soon for more publications and other resources. Hopefully, you've already noticed our dynamic new logo – it speaks to the legacy and experience of the three CLCs, while also presenting the new, [...]

2017-03-03T00:46:27+00:00 24th November, 2016|Tags: |

WSCLC – a new CLC serving Western Sydney

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) formed in mid 2016 with the merger of three existing Community Legal Centres: Macquarie Legal Centre, Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre, and Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre. WSCLC now brings the combined experience and expertise of these three CLCs to our work serving the community. We provide [...]

2017-03-03T00:46:50+00:00 23rd November, 2016|Tags: |

Children’s Court Assistance Scheme celebrates 20 years

On the 28th October 2015 the WSCLC Children's Court Assistance Scheme (CCAS) celebrated 20 years of effectively supporting young people across Lidcombe, Cobham, Parramatta and Bidura Children's courts. To celebrate a special event was held with guest speakers including: Uncle Greg Smith, Elder of the Darug Nation Mr Stan Small, Coordinator, Children’s [...]