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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 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 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 participates in White Ribbon across Western Sydney

WSCLC proudly participated in a number of White Ribbon events this year. White Ribbon is a global campaign to prevent men's violence against women. The campaign’s vision in Australia is for a nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse. The campaign seeks to engage [...]

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, [...]

We support Wear it Purple!

WSCLC staff participated in Wear it Purple on Friday 25th August, to show our support for supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people. Wear it Purple was co-founded in 2010 by Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams, and has developed into an international movement. The day aims to stop bullying and harassment faced by [...]