A leading Canberra legal centre that helps women combat domestic violence has called for funding for a new lawyer to respond to “overwhelming” demand for services. Read more.
ACT Women’s Minister Yvette Berry has urged pro-life supporters to move regular prayer vigils from outside a city abortion clinic to the front of the Legislative Assembly building. …
Heidi Yates, of Women’s Legal Centre ACT, awaited further details of the proposed exclusion zones but said women should be able to access all health services without harassment or discrimination. Read more.
Language barriers, fear of authorities and social isolation are making culturally and linguistically diverse Canberrans one of the most vulnerable groups for domestic violence, support workers say. Read more.
Canberra women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, who are trapped in troubled or violent marriages, are set to have access to free legal services to help them get a divorce. Read more.
Five of Canberra’s Community Legal Centres have welcomed calls from ACT Attorney General Simon Corbell for expanded funding and his acknowledgement of shared responsibility to protect the delivery of frontline legal services to those most vulnerable within our community. Read more.
Andrew Leigh MP discussed the impact of the federal budget on the Centre. Click on his speech here.
See the article ‘Legal Centre cuts set to leave more Canberra women on their own’ published in The Canberra Times to find out how federal budget cuts will effect the Centre. Click on the link to the article here.
Legal assistance for Canberra’s most vulnerable women will be slashed by a quarter as a result of Coalition cuts retained in the federal budget, the director of the Women’s Legal Centre has said. Read more.