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14 Feb 2020

NSW Commission Finds Police Abusing Powers | February 2020

14 February 2020 NSW Commission Finds Police Abusing Powers

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22 Nov 2019

Authorities must act on Coroner's findings into David Dungay Jr's tragic death in custody | November 2019

22 November 2019 AUTHORITIES MUST ACT ON CORONER'S FINDINGS INTO DAVID DUNGAY JR'S TRAGIC DEATH IN CUSTODY The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (‘ALS’) is calling on the NSW Government to urgently implement the Coroner’s recommendations into the death of Aboriginal man David Dungay Jnr, in Sydney’s Long Bay Prison Hospital - to stop further deaths in custody. Mr Dungay, 26, who...

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14 Nov 2019

ALS Expresses Condolences Over Young Man's Death in Custody | November 2019

13 November 2019 ALS EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES OVER YOUNG MAN'S DEATH IN CUSTODY The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (‘ALS’) wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a 20-year-old Aboriginal man who tragically fell to his death, whilst being escorted from Gosford Hospital to the Kariong Correctional Centre last week. According to NSW Corrective Services, on Wednesday 6...

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30 Oct 2019

Calls to listen to the voices of children and young people | October 2019

The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (‘ALS’) has welcomed the recommendations of a new Report by the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People which focus on the greater use of diversion and more investment in Aboriginal community-led programs, in an effort to lessen the chance of children and young people being forced into contact with the justice system. Released today, the...

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22 Aug 2019

Aboriginal People Targeted for Police Strip Searches | August 2019

22 August 2019 ABORIGINAL PEOPLE TARGETED FOR POLICE STRIP-SEARCHES A new report showing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accounted for 10% of all recorded strip-searches in the field and 22% of all recorded-strip searches in custody demonstrates the urgent need for law reform and cultural change to stop police from carrying-out this ‘unlawful’ practice, according to the Aboriginal Legal Service...

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13 Jun 2019

ALS Announces Appointment of new CEO | June 2019

13 June 2019 ALS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CEO Peak body Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Karly Warner as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Ms Warner is an Aboriginal woman from Tasmania who grew up on Dhudhuroa country. Ms Warner comes to the role after having served as the Executive Officer for...

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3 Jun 2019

ALS Board Elects New Chair | June 2019

3 June 2019 ALS BOARD ELECTS NEW CHAIRPERSON Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) would like to announce that Brendan Moyle has been elected as the organisation’s new Chair, effective 1 June, 2019.   The Board would like to thank to Mr Bunja Smith for his dedication, hard work and commitment to the ALS during his time as the Chairperson. Mr Smith will remain...

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26 Apr 2019

ALS Welcomes Opposition's Pledge to Retain The Indigenous Legal Assistance Program | April 2019

April 26 2019 Peak body Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has welcomed a pledge from the Federal Opposition to overturn a Budget decision to scrap the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) and mainstream funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) into a national mechanism.   Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres...

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4 Apr 2019

Budget Changes Put Aboriginal Legal Services At Risk | April 2019

4 April 2019 BUDGET CHANGES PUT ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES AT RISK Peak body Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has raised concerns that the Federal Government’s proposal to ‘mainstream’ funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS), as announced in the Budget, will compromise the ability of Aboriginal organisations to provide culturally-appropriate legal services to Aboriginal people in need.   From 30...

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