Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS)

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Ltd
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd 
Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc. (SA)
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc.
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NT)
Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (NT) 
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Forum (NATSILS)



ACT Courts

ACT Magistrates Court and Tribunal
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Supreme Court of the ACT  Court lists
Ngambra Circle Sentencing Court 

NSW Courts

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NSW Supreme Court  Court lists

Federal Courts

Family Court of Australia  
Court lists 
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia  Court lists
High Court of Australia  Court lists


Aboriginal Art, History and Culture

Australian Museum: Stories of the Dreaming

Barani: Aboriginal History of the City of Sydney 
Collaborating for Indigenous Rights: National Museum of Australia


Aboriginal Organisation and Other Links  

Aboriginal Affairs NSW Government

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Indigenous Law Bulletin
Indigenous Land Corporation 
Indigenous Role Models
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Forum (NATSILS)
National Sorry Day Committee
NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Stolen Generations Alliance
Gamarada Men's Healing Group


Care and Protection of Children

ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services

NSW Department of Family and Community Services (used to be DoCS)
NSW Office of the Children's Guardian


Corrective Services

ACT Corrective Services

NSW Department of Corrective Services


Dispute Resolution  

Credit Ombudsman Service

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW
Financial Ombudsman Service 
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman 


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Legal Service:
 02 8745 6977 / 1800 639 784 (Free advice for Aboriginal women)
FaCS Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463 (24 hours)
Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017 (24 hours)
Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre: 02 9360 5388
Victim’s Services: 1800 633 063



Family Relationships Online

NSW Family Services: 02 9692 9999 to find your local Family Support Service


Family support and counselling

FaCS Child Protection Helpline:
132 111 (24 hours/7 days) to support suspected child abuse or neglect
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Mission Australia Helpline: 1300 886 999
Relationships Australia: 02 9418 8800 or 1300 364 277
Salvo Care Line: NSW 02 9331 6000, ACT 1300 36 36 22
Salvo Crisis Line: 02 9331 2000 (suicide prevention 24 hour)
Tresillian: 02 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357 (24 hour information and counselling for parents or carers of children under five years)


Financial counselling

Financial Counselling Service ACT



Australian Indigenous Health
Nursing Home Abuse Guide



Aboriginal Hostels Limited NSW and ACT
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office


Human Rights

Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Australia's Implementation on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC)


Law made easy in ACT

Lawstuff: Know your rights

Plain English Legal Information - Law For You


Law made easy in NSW

Criminal Law Survival Kit

Lawstuff: Know your rights
Legal answers to everyday questions about the law in NSW
Plain English Legal Information - Law For You 
Plain Language Law Newsletter


Legal Links

ACT Law Society

ACT Bar Association
Australasian Legal Information Institute
Australian Government Attorney-General's Department
Australian Institute of Criminology
Crime and Justice Research Network
Criminal CLE
Criminology Research Council
Indigenous Law Bulletin
Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
Judicial Commission - Law Codes
Judicial Commission of NSW
Judicial Conference of Australia
Law Council of Australia
Law and Justice Foundation of NSW
Law Reform Commission
Law Society NSW
LawAccess NSW
Lawlink NSW
Lexis Nexis Logon Page 
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service Forum (NATSILS)
National Association of Community Legal Centres
NSW Bar Association
NSW Juvenile Justice
NSW Legal Aid
NSW Ombudsman
NSW Public Defenders
Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA)


Legal Services assisting Aboriginal people in NSW and ACT

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

Community Legal Centres NSW
Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW 
Consumer Law Centre of the ACT
Domestic Violence Legal Service: 02 8745 6977 / 1800 639 784 (Free advice for Aboriginal women)
Legal Aid NSW
National Association of Community Legal Centres
National Childrens and Youth Law Centre
Seniors Rights Service


Aboriginal Media 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Online Indigenous  

Deadly Vibe
Gadigal Information Services / Koori Radio
Koori Mail Newspaper
National Indigenous Times
SBS Living Black


Welfare, money and Social Services

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

Dealing with Centrelink and Social Security problems
National Welfare Rights Network
NSW Council for Civil Liberties
Public Interest Advocacy Centre


Other Government Entities

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
Australian Institute of Family Studies
NSW Commission for Children and Young People 
NSW Parliament 
ACT Parliament



ACT Police

Australian Federal Police
NSW Police


Prisoners and their Families

Community Restorative Centre NSW

Prisoner Activisim and Support - Justice Action 
Sisters Inside


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