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16 Jun 2017


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03 Jun 2015

Save the Custody Notification Service (CNS) and prevent Aboriginal deaths in police cell custody

Government funding has not been renewed for a 24-hour legal advice and RU OK phone line which has prevented Aboriginal deaths in police cell custody since it began in NSW and ACT. read more

02 Mar 2015

Calling on the Prime Minister of Indigenous Affairs of Australia to reverse massive cuts to Aboriginal Legal Service and keep our children safe

Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT has started a petition to reverse massive funding cuts of nearly 20 per cent to frontline legal services. read more

02 Sep 2014

Plea for PM to step in and fix Indigenous affairs policy and funding chaos: NATSILS

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community leaders are calling upon Prime Minister Tony Abbott to personally step in to address the federal Indigenous Affairs policy and funding environment, which they say is descending into chaos. read more

21 Aug 2014

ALS welcomes new Chairperson Mr Ivan Simon

Mr Ivan Simon has been elected as the new incoming chairperson of Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) at a Board meeting held in Bourke NSW on 15 August 2014. read more

16 Jun 2014

ALS loses funding for frontline program despite Government assurances

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has been advised by the Federal government that our Prisoner ThroughCare program, a frontline service assisting Aboriginal men, women and children leaving gaol integrate back into daily life, won’t be funded after 30 Jun read more

12 Feb 2014

ALS calls for Justice Targets to be incorporated into Closing the Gap

Phil Naden, CEO of Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) says many of the current targets will be hard to achieve until we include Justice Targets in Closing the Gap. read more

13 Nov 2013

A partnership with a driving difference

The Learner Driver Mentor Program is a welcome initiative to assist young drivers to avoid the criminal justice system. read more

11 Nov 2013

Supreme Court to rule on constitutional validity of NSW drug law

A western NSW drug supply case being decided in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal on Tuesday 12 November 2013 will have important implications for the direction of drug law in NSW. read more

05 Aug 2013

First time in 30 years - Considering Aboriginality in Sentencing

On 6 August 2013 the High Court will for the first time in 30 years consider the relevance of Aboriginality to sentencing. read more


Innocent person not guilty as charged


I was sitting in the back of the courtroom on a Local Court hearing day when I got a tap on the shoulder from our local Aboriginal Client and Community Support Officer. He told me there was an Aboriginal person called Chance who needed to speak to an ALS read more

ALS now managing body for tenancy advice services in Sydney and Dubbo


ALS is the managing body for the ‘Western Aboriginal Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Service’ in Dubbo and the ‘Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenancy Service’ in Redfern to provide advice and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renters. read more

Escaped 14 years inside with a good behaviour bond - result of good legal work


Despite having a difficult childhood Matt aged 19 had never been to court. That changed one afternoon after Matt and his mate took the drug ice. read more

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