Our office will be closed and evening advice will not operate on the following dates this year:
- Wednesday 13 March 2013 (Service Planning)
- Monday 01 April 2013 (Easter Monday)
- Monday 10 June 2013 (Queen's Birthday)
- Wednesday 14 August 2013 (Royal Qld Show People's Day)
- Monday 07 October 2013 (Labour Day)
WLS Annual Report now available
Rural, Regional & Remote Phone Line Re-opens
Women’s Legal Service has re-opened the Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) legal advice telephone service.
The RRR telephone service number is:
1800 457 117
Available each Tuesday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
The Sponsorship booklet highlights the assistance Women's Legal Service provides, including to women who live in rural, regional and remote communities, and invites you to consider becoming a sponsor or "corporate friend" of the Service.
Every year, almost 500,000 Australians are missing out on the legal assistance they require because they can't afford it.
The community legal system is at crisis point and immediate support is required to manage the rising demand.
For 500,000 Australians each year, if you've got a legal problem and you can't afford a lawyer, you're on your own.
Community Law Australia is a campaign by a coalition of community legal centre bodies led by the National Association of Community Legal Centres and the State/Territory CLC Associations across Australia. There are around 200 community legal centres (CLCs) providing Australians with around half a million free legal services each year – including advice, information and representation. We believe that all Australians should be able to access the law, regardless of their financial or social circumstances, or their geographic location.
For more information, go to www.communitylawaustralia.com.au
Put Safety First in Family Law is a Women’s Legal Services Australia’s campaign calling for the Australian Government to reform family law to ensure it works to keep women and children safe.
The Attorney-General has now introduced the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 into Parliament.