Entries by Spencer

MEDIA RELEASE (15.10.21)

MEDIA RELEASE 15.10.21: AFLS welcomes passing of child safety laws which will improve connection to family, culture and Country for Aboriginal children in care Aboriginal Family Legal Services WA (AFLS), a key legal assistance provider in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West Gascoyne and Goldfields regions, welcomes the announcement that the Children and Community Services Amendment Bill […]

MEDIA RELEASE (16.09.21)

AFLS Media Statement 16.09.21 – Sly Grogging Aboriginal Family Legal Services WA (ALFS), a key legal assistance provider in East and West Kimberley regions, has expressed serious concern over the announcement by the State Government today that it will introduce new regulations to combat the practice of ‘sly grogging’ this week. AFLS CEO Corina Martin […]

MEDIA RELEASE (30.06.21)

MEDIA RELEASE (30.06.21): Alarming report on use of force against Aboriginal people in prisons across Western Australia    A key stakeholder in the Pilbara, West Kimberley and Goldfields regions has expressed concerns about findings in the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services’ report on the use of force against prisoners in Western Australia.    The Inspection Report, which was recently […]

National Women’s Summit

National Women’s Summit calls for dedicated National Safety Plan for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been crystal clear at the National Women’s Safety Summit: we need a standalone National action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. We call on the state, […]

MEDIA RELEASE (10.09.21)

AFLS welcomes the 2021-22 WA State Budget commitment to the legal assistance sector, says more investment in Family Violence Prevention Legal Services is required    Aboriginal Family Legal Services WA (AFLS), a key legal assistance provider in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West Gascoyne and Goldfields regions, welcomes the State Government’s investment into the legal assistance sector, […]

MEDIA RELEASE (8.09.21)

AFLS welcomes announcement of standalone plan to address violence in Aboriginal communities, urges Federal Government to properly consider culture and history across different Aboriginal groups and adequately resource Aboriginal Controlled Organisations   Aboriginal Family Legal Services WA (AFLS), a key family violence service provider in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West Gascoyne and Goldfields regions, welcomes the […]

MEDIA RELEASE (2.09.21)

Justice investment in community legal assistance not enough   Aboriginal Family Legal Services WA (AFLS), a key legal assistance provider in the Pilbara, West Kimberley, Mid-West Gascoyne and Goldfields regions, congratulates Community Legal WA on its successful lobbying for a funding investment from the State Government in the legal assistance sector, as recently announced by […]

AFLS Sincerest Condonlences

AFLS is sad to hear of the passing of the former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia Stephen Thackray. Mr Thackray was a compassionate and well-regarded Judge who served with unwavering empathy.  He was a distinguished advocate respected by those who had the pleasure of working with him. Mr Thackray strived to […]