Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

Stop the cuts and save the ALS

 

NEWSFLASH - Core funding for frontline legal services has been reinstored.

Legal aid funding assured to support the most vulunerable in our community Federal government media release 26 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the cuts

 

Infographic - Cost of legal assistance funding cuts

 

Our outcomes and successes

 

Funding cuts explainer

 

Why the funding cuts should be stopped

 

 

 

ALS Annual Report 2013-2014 

 

Petition Long Version 

 

 

 

 

 

ALS in the media

 

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRME MINISTER - Cuts to legal services will have disastrous impact on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.

NATSILS 25 March 2015

 

CCTV footage of violent arrest questions police training and exactly what happened to a young girl - WATCH

ABC Latelline 24 March 2015

 

 
 

 

Sydney mother to take legal action against NSW Police for daughter Melissa Dunn's wrongful arrest

ABC News 24 March 2015

 

Indigenous legal services face cuts - WATCH

ABC Lateline 23 March 2015

 

 
 

 

Aboriginal legal services warn clients will face court unrepresented if funding cuts go ahead

ABC 23 March 2015

 

Lawyers call for legal service cuts to be reversed

NIRS 17 March 2015

 

Indigenous Legal Services Already Feeling the Imminent Funding Cuts

Vice 17 March 2015

 

Petition to Save Indigenous Legal Services

Pro Bono News 17 March 2015

 

 
 

 

Timeline for legal assistance reforms ‘impossible’

Lawyers Weekly 16 March 2017

 

THAT'S THE LAW: Key topic missing from state election campaigns

Central West Daily 16 March 2015

 

Sentenced to Inequity

Honi Soit 15 March 2015

 

Abbott loses Aboriginal friends as disappointed expectations pile up

The Australian 14 March 2015

 

Tony Abbott shuts down Aboriginal legal services

Green Left Weekly 14 March 2015

 

 

 
 

Top legal bodies want cuts to Aboriginal legal aid reversed

Lawyers Weekly 9 March 2015

 

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency flags refusing new clients amid funding uncertainty

ABC 9 March 2015

 

Govt committed to legal aid funding

AAP 7 March 2015

 

Custody Notification Service will continue in NSW – but please hurry it up for WA

The Stringer 6 March 2015

 

ACT joins chorus of government protest against Legal Aid cuts

Canberra Times 6 March 2015

 

State Attorneys-General unite to warn George Brandis of crisis in legal funding

SMH 6 March, 2015

 

We won't overcome Indigenous disadvantage by cutting legal services

The Guardian 6 March 2015

 

Massive funding cuts to legal services for Indigenous people show the Government’s total disregard for justice

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Media Release 6 March 2015

 

Calling researchers to document the health impacts of chaos in Indigenous affairs policy

Croakey 8 March, 2015

 

 

 

 

Budget cut ‘threat’ to Aboriginal Legal Service

Cowra Community News 6 March 2015

 

Too many Indigenous organisations have missed out on Govt funding: Labor

ABC 6 March 2015

 

Indigenous legal service to shut down after losing federal funding

The Guardian 5 March 2015

 

PM should reverse looming Budget cuts to Indigenous Legal Services

Australian Bar Association Media Release 5 March 2015

 

The Australian people are no longer up to the task of being the Australian people

The Guardian 4 March 2015

 

 

 

Behind the Gap: Indigenous justice

ABC Radio National 4 March 2015

 

Bad business for govt to keep cutting legal aid funding

Lawyers Weekly 3 March 2015

 

Petition launched against funding cuts to the Aboriginal Legal Service

ABC News 3 March 2015

 

Aboriginal Legal Service faces uncertain future despite government promise of no cuts

New Matilda 3 March 2015

 

The Aboriginal Legal Service defending their right to defend

The Wire 2 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Service confirms Budget cuts have hit front line services

National Indigenous Times 2 March 2015

 

Attacks on our Human Rights Commission are part of a broader disturbing trend

SMH 25 February 2015

 

Aboriginal Legal Service forced to find $3 million in savings

Canberra Times 19 February 2015

 

NT Chief Justice Trevor Riley blasts cuts to legal aid services as a 'blow to heart' of justice system

ABC 6 February 2015

 

Australian legal aid services 'need $200 million more a year' – Productivity Commission

SMH 3 December 2014

 

Indigenous kids 24 times more likely to be held

The Australian 29 January 2015

 

Bar Association calls for more funding to Aboriginal legal services

Canberra Times 2 December 2014

 

Aboriginal legal aid Federal Budget cuts will mean 'second rate justice' for Indigenous communities: advocate

ABC 12 September 2014

 
   
   
   

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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