Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

ALS News

ALS and CLC's sign Statement of Cooperation

23 Sep 2016

ALS recently signed a Statement of Cooperation with Community Legal Centres NSW. read more

Legal assistance providers reaffirm partnerships

22 Sep 2016

ALS and Legal Aid NSW signed a Statement of Commitment towards coordinating the provision of services on 20 September 2016. read more

Backing Bourke - justice reinvestment in action

19 Sep 2016

Two months after the landmark Four Corners program Australia's Shame exposed the scandalous treatment of juvenile offenders, Backing Bourke provides a glimmer of hope for communities around Australia that are struggling to break the cycle of youth crime. read more

NSW legislation may need to be reviewed

17 Aug 2016

Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALS) is concerned about the care of intoxicated persons in police holding cells following the tragic death of an Aboriginal woman in police cell custody on 19 July 2016. read more

*Trigger alert* Aboriginal death in police cell custody

12 Aug 2016

We are very sad to advise that a 36 year old Aboriginal woman has died in police cell custody in NSW. read more

Changing practice in child protection: all players at the table

04 Aug 2016

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) is driving change in child protection practices and processes through a community consultation and engagement symposium bringing Judges, Aboriginal community members, child protection workers and carers together to the t read more

ALS welcomes new Commissioners but calls for Royal Commission to be expanded across Australia

01 Aug 2016

Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALS) welcomes the appointment of Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and the Honourable Margaret White AO to head the Royal Commission into Youth Detention following today’s resignation from the post by former Chief Ju read more

Who gets hit hardest by a prison-led approach?

16 Jul 2016

We have been told that NSW will now be funding a further 3,000 prison beds in its budget at a cost of over $3.8 billion. The government admits this is in response to tougher bail laws, increased policing and a lack of alternatives. Rather than spending th read more

ALS Talking FactSheet Project receives more funding

06 Jul 2016

Law firm King & Wood Mallesons have kindly donated funds to the ALS Talking Fact Sheet Project enabling the production of further legal education films by Aboriginal children and young people around NSW and ACT. The Talking Fact Sheet project asks young p read more

You're invited to our symposium on Aboriginal Children, Culture and the Law

05 Jul 2016

In order to draw attention to early intervention, prevention and family restoration services as a means of decreasing high rates of Aboriginal child removal in NSW, the ALS children's care and protection legal practice is holding a symposium on 'Aborigina read more