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6 Mar 2019

ALS Reaffirms Decision on New Service Delivery Model in Northern Region | March 2019

6 March 2019 ALS REAFFIRMS DECISION ON NEW SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL IN NORTHERN REGION The Board of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has reaffirmed its decision to relocate the office from Grafton to Coffs Harbour in order to meet growing demands for its culturally-appropriate legal and support services for Aboriginal people across the Northern Region of NSW. As a sign of the...

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4 Mar 2019

ALS Welcomes Pledge to Establish Walama Court | March 2019

4 March 2019 ALS WELCOMES PLEDGE TO ESTABLISH WALAMA COURT Peak body Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has welcomed a pledge from the NSW Opposition to establish a specific sentencing court for Aboriginal people engaged with the criminal justice system, if it wins the upcoming election. But ALS Chair Bunja Smith also called on all political parties to ensure sustainable funding streams in...

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6 Feb 2019

ALS Office in Coffs Harbour Will Meet Increased Demand for Legal Services | February 2019

6 February 2019 ALS OFFICE IN COFFS HARBOUR WILL MEET INCREASED DEMAND FOR LEGAL SERVICES Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) says the opening of an office in Coffs Harbour will not affect the current service delivery in the Clarence Valley area. The ALS will continue to provide services to Grafton and Maclean Courts and the community. “The Board’s decision to establish a new...

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26 Nov 2018

We thanks Gang of Youths for donating to the ALS | November 2019

26 November 2018 WE THANK GANG OF YOUTHS FOR DONATING TO THE ALS Hey Mob, The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) thanks indie rock band Gang of Youths, for their support of our work in helping Aboriginal people achieve social justice. Through our partnership with PLUS1, an initiative linking touring artists with high impact organizations fighting for social justice, Gang of Youths has...

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26 Oct 2018

Report fails to tell the 'true story' about Aboriginal incarceration | October 2019

26 October 2018 REPORT FAILS TO TELL THE ‘TRUE STORY’ ABOUT ABORIGINAL INCARCERATION   Peak body Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) says an independent Report which claims most of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADC) have been adopted, fails to tell the ‘true story’ about alarming Aboriginal incarceration rates.   The Deloitte Access Economics Report, released by...

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