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MEDIA RELEASE (24.01.22)

MEDIA RELEASE 25.01.22: COMMUNITY LEGAL SECTOR CALLS FOR A DEDICATED COMMISSIONER FOR ABORIGINAL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA   Led by Aboriginal Family Legal Service WA (AFLS), the community legal sector has today published its ‘Call for a dedicated Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Western Australia’. Developed in response to […]

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MEDIA RELEASE (25.01.22)

MEDIA RELEASE 25.01.22: Western Australia trailing in keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children safe in their homes and out of the criminal justice system according to the 2022 Report on Government Services Aboriginal Family Legal Service WA (AFLS), a key service provider for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence and sexual […]

MEDIA RELEASE (19.01.22)

MEDIA RELEASE 19.01.22: Alarming insights on racism and cultural incompetence in the Department of Communities revealed Aboriginal Family Legal Service WA (AFLS) and Southern Aboriginal Corporation (SAC), two key legal assistance providers delivering family violence and care and protection services to Aboriginal families across ten regional locations in Western Australia, have expressed significant concern over […]

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, […]