A new Company
In 2006, the coalition of six Aboriginal Legal Services in NSW and ACT came together to form a single organisation for NSW and ACT. It was an opportunity for renewal and change; it consolidated its efforts to provide legal services to Aboriginal people that would continue to meet their needs through the recognition of cultural differences, choices and expectations.
As a company, the ALS is owned by the Aboriginal communities it works on behalf of in NSW and ACT. It strengthened its commitment to being an Aboriginal community controlled organisation by having a strong Aboriginal Board representing diverse communities to the ALS.
A unified ALS also strengthened the voice of Aboriginal communities in NSW and in the ACT, creating a stronger platform from which to advocate to State and National Governments and other service providers for law reform and services for Aboriginal people.