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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Advocacy

We are 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 round tables 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.

 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

Tania Cecconi Chair of WLSWA Board

21 November 2022 News

Women’s Legal Service is excited to announce the appointment of Tania Cecconi as Chair of the WSLWA Board. Tania brings a wealth of experience, insights and ideas to this role. She has worked across the public and not for profit sectors, specialising in education, training and employment. She is motivated by improving the workforce participation of vulnerable groups in society, …

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Media Release

28 October 2022 News

With our peers in other jurisdictions, we welcome the Albanese Government’s Federal Budget and Women’s Budget Statement, which promotes the imperative of progressing gender equality and ending violence against women and their children. See the media release from the Women’s Legal Service Australian network here Media Release

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