AFLS has taken on a number of new challenges this year. The Murdoch University collaboration is an exciting project (read more on page 11) and we’ve opened our first Community Support Officer role in Ardyaloon (One Arm Point).
The Ochre Ribbon event in February was a wonderful success. Thank you to all of the speakers and guests for coming along and making the day so memorable and inspiring. The other big news is that AFLS launched its Facebook page which we urge all of our members to view and friend us!
Aboriginal Family Law Services’ board member Hannah McGlade is from the Noongar people and is the senior Indigenous research fellow at Curtin University. In her recent opinion piece for The Saturday Paper, “Raising black women’s voices”, Hannah writes:
Black women know the Australian state was built on such violence and that the instruments of law, the police and courts, can never really be trusted to protect black women’s bodies.
Read the full article here.