Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

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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

13 Jun 2013

At the 11th hour, 24-hour CNS phone line gets funding to continue operations

With just over two weeks to go before the CNS phone line preventing Aboriginal deaths in police custody was due to cease operating because of a funding stoush between the Federal and NSW government, the Attorney-General of Australia Mark Dreyfus has today read more

11 Jun 2013

Legal fraternity to meet Aboriginal elders

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Canberra office has moved buildings and is celebrating with an official office opening on Wednesday 12 June 2013. read more

15 May 2013

Over 27,000 people sign petition to prevent Aboriginal deaths in police custody in NSW and the ACT by saving the Custody Notification Service (CNS)

In addition to over 27,000 signatories on our petition to Save the CNS, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie, Corporate Spokesperson for Aboriginal issues from the NSW Police Force has been made aware of the current issues with the CNS. read more

10 May 2013

Consideration of Aboriginality in sentencing to be heard by the High Court

The High Court will for the first time in decades consider the relevance of Aboriginality to sentencing at all levels in the court system. read more