Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Access to Justice Program

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If you have a problem – legal or otherwise –
and you are not sure what you can do, we may be able to help you.

Call the Women’s Legal Centre (02) 6257 4499 to speak with an Aboriginal Liason Officer.

The Centre’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer can:

  • arrange for appointments with a solicitor (phone,  outreach or at the Women’s Legal Centre),
  • provide court support,
  • attend meetings and appointments with other legal, community and government services
  • provide other support and assistance

If you are looking for information on line, the Deadly Advice page has information about:

  • Care and Protection
  • Discrimination at work
  • Police and security guard contact in public spaces
  • Debt and payday lenders

The  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Access to Justice Program aims to improve access to and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in relation to law and justice services in the ACT. The key focus of the program is to address unmet need where it relates to a lack of culturally appropriate law and justice services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The Access to Justice Program:

  • provides legal information and advice
  • refers to sympathetic lawyers and other support services
  • runs community legal education sessions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • produces information for women about their legal rights and the law.

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