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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Advocacy

Women’s Legal Service WA is committed to addressing the systemic issues that lead to gender inequality in our community. Our goal is to improve access to justice and just outcomes for women.  We play an active role in advocating for law reform and policy changes to increase protection and safety for our clients and their children.

We are always looking for like-minded volunteers to assist us with this work and increase our capacity to participate in law reform change.

Our policy and law reform advocacy includes making submissions to State and Federal legal inquiries, participation in forums and roundtables to influence policy and attitudes towards legal issues affecting women, as well as ongoing advocacy with State and Federal governments through our contribution to, and support of, networks such as Domestic Violence Legal Workers Network of WA, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centre Association of WA.  We also currently host the role of National Policy Coordinator for Women’s Legal Services Australia and play a leadership role in Commonwealth policy and law reform in family law and family violence.

 Support our submissions

To assist you in identifying opportunities for collaborative and joint advocacy, please refer to our previous submissions available on this website.

If you are interested in endorsing or supporting our advocacy on a specific project, please contact our Principal Legal Officer to discuss this further.

 

 

The latest news & insights

Welcome new WLSWA Team Members

7 October 2019 News

At the Board meeting on September 26th 2019, we were pleased to welcome Sarah Van Gent as our new Treasurer.  Sarah joins us as a highly qualified accountant with previous community legal sector experience. On Wednesday 9th October, we will welcome to the staff our new Principal Legal Officer Selena McCrickard.  Selena comes to us with experience in both the …

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Board Meeting 27 June 2019

25 June 2019 News

The next WLSWA Board meeting will be held at the offices of Clayton Utz Lawyers on 27 June 2019. We will be delighted to welcome to the meeting new Board members Julie Whitlock, Melissa Callanan and Kirsty Moore. We are privileged to now have the skills which our new members will offer, their profiles can be found here. Big thanks …

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