Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

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Is child protection talking to you?
Phone 1800 733 233 or 02 8836 3444


Separating from your partner? Worried about children?
Phone 1800 733 233 or 02 8836 3444 


In trouble with Police?
Phone 1800 765 767 or 02 8303 6600


Want to work off your fines?
Phone 1300 478 879 


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ALS is an Aboriginal community organisation giving information and referral, and legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children across NSW and ACT. 

We work in Criminal law, Children's Care and Protection law and Family law, and we provide information and referral for Civil law. We also assist with Work and Development Orders and Custody Notification.

We have 23 offices and 187 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff across NSW and ACT determined to get justice for Aboriginal people and the community.






CNS funded for six months

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On 30 June 2015 Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) secured six months grant funding for the Custody Notification Service (CNS) from the Australian government Attorney-General’s department. read more

Last minute call but looks like no further Federal government funding for CNS

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Despite the massive support demonstrated by nearly 50,000 petitioners from the Australian public, federal government grant funding for the Custody Notification Service (CNS) is still not renewed beyond 30 June 2015. read more

Update on RU OK Phone-in Day

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Firstly, thank you to all of you who have rung the Prime Minister today to ask him to fund the CNS. read more

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