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12 Aug 2021

ALS offices temporarily closed to the public

12 August 2021 All ALS offices are temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak – but we're still here for you. Our staff are still working. Wherever possible, we are offering assistance over the phone or audio-visual link. We continue to provide representation at courts across NSW and the ACT. As always, if you need legal help, you can call...

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6 Aug 2021

White Police and Black Power | Part 4

6 August 2021 Dr Gary Foley is a founder of the Aboriginal Legal Service. To mark our 50th anniversary, we asked him to share his recollections of the racial justice movement in the 1970s and how the ALS began. Below is Part 4 of his essay, White Police and Black Power: The Origins of the Aboriginal Legal Service.  ⫸Missed parts 1, 2...

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30 Jul 2021

White Police and Black Power | Part 3

30 July 2021 Dr Gary Foley is a founder of the Aboriginal Legal Service. To mark our 50th anniversary, we asked him to share his recollections of the racial justice movement in the 1970s and how the ALS began. Below is Part 3 of his essay, White Police and Black Power: The Origins of the Aboriginal Legal Service.  ⫷Missed parts 1 and...

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19 Jul 2021

ALS offices in Greater Sydney remain closed due to COVID restrictions

19 July 2021 To protect our communities during the current COVID-19 outbreak, ALS offices in Greater Sydney and Wollongong are closed to the public. Across NSW, we are meeting with clients over phone and video-link wherever possible and minimising face-to-face contact. The following offices will remain closed to the general public until at least Monday 2 August, subject to further announcements and public...

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16 Jul 2021

White Police and Black Power | Part 2

16 July 2021 Dr Gary Foley is a founder of the Aboriginal Legal Service. To mark our 50th anniversary, we asked him to share his recollections of the racial justice movement in the 1970s and how the ALS began. Below is Part 2 of his essay, White Police and Black Power: The Origins of the Aboriginal Legal Service.  ⫷Missed Part 1? Start...

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9 Jul 2021

White Police and Black Power | Part 1

9 July 2021 Dr Gary Foley is a founder of the Aboriginal Legal Service. To mark our 50th anniversary, we asked him to share his recollections of the racial justice movement in the 1970s and how the ALS began. Below is Part 1 of his essay, White Police and Black Power: The Origins of the Aboriginal Legal Service.   "Liberties are not...

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27 May 2021

7+ ways to be an ally this Reconciliation Week

27 May 2021   National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June. This year's theme is 'More than a word: reconciliation takes action'. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations are already taking strong and decisive actions towards justice and equity – but reconciliation can’t be achieved until non-Indigenous Australians take action by getting behind us. The National...

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27 May 2021

Canberra info sessions about the Disability Royal Commission

We are co-hosting four information sessions about the Disability Royal Commission in Canberra, and you're invited. Come along to learn about the free, independent, and confidential supports that are available to tell your story. Hosted by ADACAS, Advocacy for Inclusion, Relationships Australia and Your Story Disability Legal Support (a joint initiative of National Legal Aid and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services)...

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22 Apr 2021

Closing the Gap in NSW - have your say

20 April 2021   As part of the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peaks (CAPO), we at the Aboriginal Legal Service are calling for your feedback on Closing the Gap. The National Agreement on Closing the Gap is built around four priority reforms to change the way in which governments work with Aboriginal people. There is also a NSW-specific priority reform on economic...

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