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Employment Opportunity – Finance and Operations Manager

An exciting opportunity is available at Women’s Legal Service WA in this newly created role – Finance and Operations Manager. WLSWA is at a critical stage of a strategic sustainability journey. Our 2019-2023 strategic plan includes plans for growth of services to meet our clients’ needs and increasing client demand, securing alternative and sustainable sources of funding, realising efficiencies in …

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NEW – FDV Financial Counselling Services

Women’s Legal Service WA are pleased to announce that we now offer a specialist family and domestic violence financial counselling service to all women in Western Australia who are experiencing financial disadvantage and/or hardship. We would like to acknowledge the Financial Counselling Foundation for enabling us to provide this valuable service. We welcome Merlene, an experienced Senior Financial Counsellor who …

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Media Release – August 2020

BHP PARTNERS WITH WOMEN’S LEGAL SERVICE WA Women’s Legal Service WA (WLSWA) is delighted to announce the formation of a two-year partnership with BHP to deliver a pilot program in the Pilbara. The venture comes at a time when family and domestic violence as a result of COVID-19 is on a significant rise, with Western Australia experiencing one of the …

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CEO Appointment – Announcement

We are pleased to welcome Dr Gillian Booth-Yudelman as our inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Having started her appointment during the Covid-19 crisis, Dr Booth-Yudelman has already brought significant guidance, support and expertise to our organisation and we look forward to thriving under her leadership. Read more for the full appointment announcement WLSWA CEO Announcement May 20    

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Women’s Legal Service WA Fundraiser

Rotary of Elizabeth Quay is teaming up with Jenne Alonso from Posh Little Cakes to bring you a very special Mother’s Day edition of Come Cook With Me. This Sunday 3rd May, tune in to Jenne’s virtual live workshop and learn how to make her special melting moments. Tickets are $10 and 100% of the proceeds from this event will …

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COVID 19 Notice

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and as a protective measure for the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and clients, the Women’s Legal Service WA physical office will be closed until further notice. Although our doors are closed, we will continue to provide high quality legal assistance to our clients and are still taking appointments. Note, all …

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Office Christmas Closure

Women’s Legal Service WA is closed for the Christmas Period from 5pm Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. In the event you need urgent legal advice during our Christmas closure, please telephone the Legal Aid of WA Infoline on 1300 650 579. Should you require assistance from other services, the following numbers may be …

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16 Days, 16 Stories – Tameka Brown

We are proud to announce our Senior Solicitor for Djinda Service, Tameka Brown was chosen as one of the featured stories as part of the 16 days, 16 stories series.  This story series was put together by the Centre for Stories and the WA State Library for the 16 days in WA campaign to stop violence against women. We encourage …

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Farewell Carrie

After almost four years of dedicated service to achieving just outcomes for women across WA, our Senior Executive Officer Carrie Hannington has left WLSWA as of Friday 22nd November.  Carrie has been a fierce advocate for women’s justice and her leadership has been greatly valued by all.  The Board and staff of WLSWA wish Carrie the very best in her …

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Women’s Legal Service WA to speak at CEDA Event

Board Chair, Zoe Henham will speak at the next CEDA event being held on the 29th November 2019.  Speakers Hon. Peter Quinlan, Hon. John Quigley and industry leaders will discuss the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia. Register Now to hear about this important topic.

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